Labour Minister Marilyn More says she's thinking about retiring rather than running in the next election.

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Labour Minister Marilyn More said she may decide not to run in next election. ((CBC))

"This is my 20th year of elected service in this province. Ten years on the Dartmouth school board and 10 years as an MLA — and certainly enjoying the experience but I always keep my options open," said More.

She said she's not sure when her decision will be made.

"I'm sure before the writ is dropped, so sometime within the next year," said More.

If More decides to bow out, she would be the third cabinet minister to do so.

Bill Estabrooks and Graham Steele have already decided to leave politics at the end of this mandate.

So far seven MLAs have said they are leaving politics.

New Democratic Party MLAs Estabrooks, Steele, Howard Epstein and Michele Raymond as well as Liberal MLAs Manning MacDonald, Harold "Junior" Theriault and Wayne Gaudet have announce they will not seek re-election