The Member of Parliament for Portage-Lisgar, Candice Bergen, has resigned her seat in the House of Commons.
Bergen has held the seat since 2008, and she served as the interim leader for the Conservative Party and the Leader of the Opposition from February to September 2022. Before that, Bergen had served as the deputy leader of the Conservative Party since September 2020.
After 14 years as an MP I’m looking forward to the next chapter of life. Thank you Portage-Lisgar and Canada for the honour pic.twitter.com/2L11QFCQ2F— Candice Bergen (@CandiceBergenMP) February 1, 2023
Bergen had announced in the fall that she wasn't going to run in the next federal election, but the riding will now need to hold a bye-election to fill the spot. Manitoba Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced last week that he was resigning as an MLA to run for the federal Conservative nomination in Portage-Lisgar.