The Progressive Conservative party announced today that Wally Childs will run for the party in the byelection for the district of St.George's-Stephenville East.

Scott Reid will run for the Liberals and Bernice Hancock for the NDP.

The former MHA for the district, Joan Shea, resigned on June 2.

Joan Shea stepping down as MHA

A date for the byelection has yet to be announced. By law, a byelection must be held within 90 days of the resignation.