Winnipeg councillor Scott Fielding seeks provincial PC nod

Winnipeg city Coun. Scott Fielding is hoping to represent the Progressive Conservatives in the next provincial election.
St. James-Brooklands Coun. Scott Fielding announced on Tuesday that he will seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in the Kirkfield Park constituency. (CBC)

Winnipeg city Coun. Scott Fielding is hoping to represent the Progressive Conservatives in the next provincial election.

The St. James-Brooklands councillor announced Tuesday morning that he has registered as a nomination candidate in the Kirkfield Park constituency.

He said he has represented many Kirkfield Park residents as a city councillor for the past eight years.

"I feel I have accomplished everything I set out to do at the municipal level and now want to be part of a team to bring change to the provincial government," Fielding said in a news release he posted on Twitter.

"After 15 years in power, the NDP have become a tired and arrogant government, and I believe Manitobans want change and deserve a government that will respect taxpayers and be honest with our citizens."

Last month, Fielding said he would not run for mayor in this fall's civic election.