2017 Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island leadership election

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Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island leadership election, 2017
DateOctober 20, 2017
ConventionCharlottetown
Resigning leaderRob Lantz
Won byJames Aylward
Ballots1
Candidates2
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A Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island leadership election was held on October 20, 2017 choosing MLA James Aylward as the new leader. Previous party leader Rob Lantz resigned on September 23, 2015 after serving only seven months. The interim party leader was MLA Jamie Fox, from Lantz's resignation to Aylward's election.

Timeline[edit]

  • April 10, 2017 - Alan Mulholland declares.[1]
  • June 3, 2017 - Brad Trivers declares.[2]
  • June 14, 2017 - James Aylward declares.[3]
  • June 16, 2017 - Alan Mulholland withdraws.[4]
  • September 12, 2017 - The first leadership forum happens in Summerside.[5]
  • September 19, 2017 - Second leadership forum happens in Bloomfield Legion.[6]
  • September 26, 2017 - Third leadership forum happens in Holland College campus in Charlottetown.
  • October 4, 2017 - Final leadership forum happens in RODD Brudenell.
  • October 7, 2017 - Voting begins.[7]
  • October 17, 2017 - Voting ends.
  • October 20, 2017 - Results are announced.

Candidates[edit]

Withdrawn[edit]

Declined[edit]

Results[edit]

Aylward was elected on the first and only ballot.

First ballot:

Aylward received more than 50% of the vote on the only ballot.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "P.E.I. PC leadership race: Alan Mulholland first to declare". CBC News. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  2. ^ "Brad Trivers officially announces candidacy for P.E.I. PC leadership". CBC News. 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  3. ^ a b "Then there were 3: James Aylward joins race for P.E.I. PC leadership". CBC News. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  4. ^ a b "And then there were two: Alan Mulholland pulls out of the PC leadership race". CBC News. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  5. ^ Colin MacLean (2017-09-08). "First P.E.I. PC leadership forum happening in Summerside Sept. 12". The Journal Pioneer. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  6. ^ Millicent McKay (2017-09-12). "Tory leadership candidates talk health care, internet, education". The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-05-13.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ MacMillan, Sarah (June 3, 2017). "Brad Trivers officially announces candidacy for P.E.I. PC leadership". CBC News. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  9. ^ Fraser, Sara (10 April 2017). "P.E.I. PC leadership race: Alan Mulholland first to declare". CBC News. CBC. Retrieved 24 May 2017.

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