Ches Crosbie is the new leader of the Progressive Conservative party of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The lawyer and son of legendary cabinet minister John Crosbie won Saturday’s leadership convention over former health care CEO Tony Wakeham. The party used a one-member, one-vote points system for the first time. Crosbie received 2,298.92 points, while Wakeham received 1,701.08.
About 11,000 members were registered to vote, but only about 4,000 voted.
Crosbie doesn’t have a seat in the House of Assembly, but he will meet with the caucus and opposition office staff this weekend. He will now run against Premier Dwight Ball of the Liberals and NDP leader Lorraine Michael in the 2019 general election.