Gerald Keddy, Member of Parliament for South Shore – St. Margaret’s, announced that he will not be seeking re-election in 2015.
South Shore-St. Margaret's MP Gerald Keddy won't reoffer in 2015.
"I have been extremely honoured and proud to serve the people of South Shore – St. Margaret’s for the last 17 years,” says Keddy. “I appreciate the confidence that the voters have shown in me and have immensely enjoyed being part of Conservative Party of Canada. They are a great team of dedicated Canadians, who have brought positive change to our country."
Mr. Keddy has made it clear that he will serve out the remainder of his term and is dedicated to serving his constituents until October 2015.
First elected in June 1997, Mr. Keddy has served almost 17 years as a Conservative MP representing the constituency of South Shore – St. Margaret’s, a riding encompassing four counties with a total population of 82,855.
During his 17 year tenure as a Parliamentarian, Mr. Keddy held many portfolios including Party Whip of the Progressive Conservative Party while serving in Opposition. In Government, Mr. Keddy was named Chair of the House of Commons Fisheries Committee, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade and for the Atlantic Gateway. He currently holds the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Revenue and for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.
“In every job, there is a right time to move on. For me, that time has come,” says Keddy. “This decision has not been an easy one and I am extremely grateful to my family, my incredible staff and volunteers and my constituents for their loyalty and constant support. I would also like to thank Prime Minister Stephen Harper for his leadership and support.”