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Charlene Sudbrink named as NDP's byelection candidate

Charlene Sudbrink, a potter and a singer, will represent the New Democrats in the upcoming byelection in Carbonear-Harbour Grace.

Housing issues for seniors cited as key issue in Carbonear-Harbour Grace

Charlene Sudbrink says she will focus on housing and care for seniors during the campaign for the Nov. 26 byelection. (NDP )

Charlene Sudbrink, a potter and a singer, will represent the New Democrats in the upcoming byelection in Carbonear-Harbour Grace. 

Sudbrink, who was raised in Carbonear and now lives in Freshwater, said she will be shining a light on housing issues for seniors during the campaign for the Nov. 26 byelection. 

"Almost anyone who lives in Carbonear-Harbour Grace can tell you about a parent or grandparent who is facing some kind of housing challenge, whether it's an inability to get enough home care hours to stay in their own house or not being enabled to live with dignity in a nursing home or other facility," Sudbrink said in a statement. 

Sudbrink, who works with the Newfoundland Liquor Corp., has been working as a potter since the early 1990s. 

She has also performed as a solo musician and with relatives in the Bowman Family Band and other groups. 

The byelection was called to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of former finance minister Jerome Kennedy, who has left politics to return to his career as a lawyer. 

Kennedy's former aide, Jack Harrington, will represent the Tories, while Carbonear Mayor Sam Slade - who has taken a leave of absence during the campaign - is representing the Liberals. 

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