Another CPC MP to Retire in 2015 - Joe Preston calls it quits

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Another CPC MP to Retire in 2015 - Joe Preston calls it quits

June 29, 2014

After a decade of representing  Elgin-Middlesex-London, Conservative MP Joe Preston is calling it quits.

He has decided not to run in the 2015 Federal Election.

“Through 10 years and four elections I have had the honour of working with one of Canada’s greatest Prime Ministers,” Preston said in a release Sunday morning, “After a great deal of thought and prayer, I have decided, together with my family, that I will be retiring at the end of this term.”

Preston, a well-known restaurateur in St. Thomas, has cited family and his businesses as reasons for the decision.

He was first elected in the riding on June 28th, 2004 – almost a year to the day he announced he will not seek re-election.

Preston was the first Conservative voted in the newly-realigned riding, after Liberal Gar Knutson was elected in 1997, and again in 2000.

http://www.am980.ca/2014/06/29/joe-preston-to/

https://twitter.com/punditsguide/status/483349641107636224

Brachina

 Does the NDP have a shot at winning it?

David Young

Brachina wrote:

 Does the NDP have a shot at winning it?

Possibly.

The repeat NDP candidate, Kathy Cornish, came second in the provincial election with almost 27% of the vote.

It'd be great to see her go federal in 2015 in an 'open' seat (what changes are there with re=distribution I wonder!)