The Beach Point Lighthouse is becoming an issue in the federal election campaign on P.E.I.

Local resident Leah MacDonald has gathered more than 1,600 signatures on a petition to save the lighthouse. In December the lighthouse was blown into the water during a storm surge.

No local federal candidates or provincal politicians has done anything about it, but now Cardigan Liberal candidate Lawrence MacAulay says he'll take up the cause.

"It is a fairly active time for myself too, we're a week into a federal election campaign, I will be keeping check on what's going on as best I can," said MacAulay.

"But I want the minister to address this, and I feel she will."

Macdonald hasn't had any response from the Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea yet. She's also been unsuccessful at getting Conservative candidate Mike Currie's attention.