NDP MP Irene Mathyssen announces retirement
The London-Fanshawe MP has held the east-end riding since winning in 2006
London-Fanshawe New Democrat MP Irene Mathyssen has announced she won't seek re-election in the next federal race.
Mathyssen has held the east London riding since 2006.
Mathyssen was an English teacher at Banting secondary school before jumping into federal politics.
Prior to that, she served as an MPP in Bob Rae's NDP provincial government, from 1990 to 1995.
Dear Friends, I want to take this opportunity to share with you that I have made the decision not to run for re-election in 2019. <br> <br>You can read my full statement here: <a href="https://t.co/MV1Ox1FL4H">https://t.co/MV1Ox1FL4H</a>—@irenemathyssen
Mathyssen was a strong supporter of women, veterans and working people during her time in office.
She said she plans to remain politically active "to create the stronger, more inclusive and fair society we know is possible."
She will stay on as MP until the next federal election.