Elizabeth May is hanging up her leader’s hat.
The B.C. MP announced today she is stepping down as Federal Green Party leader, after holding the role since 2006. May said at a media conference that she feels comfortable stepping down now as the party is on good footing moving forward, following a solid performance in the recent federal vote. Stepping down also fulfills a promise made to her daughter, says May, claiming she vowed the 2019 election would be her last as leader.
May says she will continue to sit as a Member of Parliament, while Jo-Anne Roberts has been tapped to serve as interim leader until a leadership vote next October.
May served as the only Green MP at Parliament Hill, the number grew to three in last month’s vote.