I told Dr. Swann in my letter of resignation that I lost confidence in his abilities as a leader. I believe that as leader, he has failed to address these significant issues even though he's had sixteen months and plenty of advice from key party executives, many of my colleagues in caucus and rank and file party members.
Taylor is a right leaning Liberal, and something of a maverick.
According to rumour, there wasn't a lot of love between him and the other Liberal MLAs. I believe only one of them supported his leadership bid.
However, there isn't much doubt that Taylor (a former radio talk show host) had the best communications skills among the official opposition. His departure, and the way he did it (taking a lot of swings at Swann) is going to hurt the Liberals.