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James Beddome re-elected as Green Party of Manitoba leader

Manitoba Green Party Leader James Beddome talks to reporters as he releases his party's platform for the Sept. 10 Manitoba election, in Winnipeg on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert

James Beddome has been re-elected as the Green Party of Manitoba’s leader.

He is set to continue his 12-year stint in the position for at least another two-year term.

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Beddome defeated challenger and current deputy-leader Andrea Shalay 70 votes to 56, with three votes for “none-of-the-above,” and two abstentions.

The turnout from the Party’s 182 eligible voting members was 72 per cent.

“I want to thank the membership for continuing to place their trust in me. I also want to thank my campaign team for their support, and my competitor Andrea Shalay for throwing her hat into the race and pushing me to be a better leader,” said Beddome after learning of the results.

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“As promised, my main focus will be on continuing to impact politics in Manitoba, growing the membership, and ultimately electing Greens.”

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