Red Deer-South vote pushed back due to ‘high profile individual’

Nomination event will be held early 2019

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The nomination race for Red Deer-South has been pushed back due to a ‘high profile individual’ throwing in their name according to a letter from Janice Harrington, executive director of the United Conservative Party.

The letter was addressed to board members of the UCP Red Deer-South Constituency Association and the nomination contestants for the UCP Red Deer-South CA nomination event.

According to the letter the party has held nomination events in 75 of 87 constituencies across the province.

“There are a number of highly qualified individuals who have stated their interest in the nomination and we know that the members of Red Deer-South will be well served by whomever is selected,” said Harrington in her letter.

“However, due to the interest of a high profile individual to seek the nomination, as well as the Christmas holiday season that is rapidly approaching, the party has decided not to hold the nomination event until early next year.”

The date for the vote will be announced to the membership once the nomination is actually opened.