United Conservative Party

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United Conservative Party
Founded 2018 (proposed)
Preceded by Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta,
Wildrose Party
Ideology Conservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Political position Centre-right to Right-wing

The United Conservative Party (UCP) is a proposed political party in Alberta, Canada to be established following member approval of a merger between the Progressive Conservative Association of Alberta and the Wildrose Party which will hold internal votes on the merger agreement on July 22, 2017.[1] If the new party is ratified, it will hold a leadership election on October 28, 2017 with a founding convention of the party to be held in early 2018.[2] Both Jason Kenney, leader of the PC Party, and Wildrose leader Brian Jean are expected to stand for leader, and Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt is also considering running for the new party's leadership,[3] however outgoing Conservative Party of Canada interim leader Rona Ambrose has ruled herself out of consideration.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alberta's Wildrose, PCs agree to create new United Conservative Party". CBC News. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wildrose-PC members to vote on new united party July 22". Edmonton Journal. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Wildrose-PC members to vote on new united party on July 22". Calgary Sun. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rona Ambrose says proposed PC-Wildrose merger what Alberta needs". CBC News. May 18, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.