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James Beddome resigns as Manitoba Green Party leader

Manitoba's Green Party is looking for a new leader, after James Beddome submitted his resignation last weekend.

Manitoba's Green Party is looking for a new leader, after James Beddome submitted his resignation last weekend.

James Beddome announced his resignation as Green Party leader at the party's convention on Nov. 16.
In a message posted on the party's website, Beddome said he's resigning "for now" because he is launching his legal career.

"I will continue to support the Green Party of Manitoba in any way that I can," he wrote.

First elected as Green leader in 2008, Beddome was a 27-year-old law student at the University of Manitoba when he led the party in the 2011 provincial election campaign.

He was defeated in Winnipeg's Wolseley riding, and the Greens did not secure any seats in the provincial legislature.

Beddome announced his resignation as leader at the party's convention on Nov. 16.

"I have full confidence in the current [Green Party of Manitoba] executive, and it is quite likely that I will continue to serve the Green Party in one capacity or another including as a potential future candidate," he wrote.

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