Judy Bryant Seeking NDP Nomination

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As her time on city council winds down, councillor Judy Bryant confirms she’s hoping to continue in public life on the provincial level.

Bryant tells Blackburn News she’s hoping to secure the NDP nomination in Liberal MPP Deb Matthews’ riding of London-North-Centre.

The 11-year veteran of London City Council says after she announce in January that she would not seek re-election in October a number of people approached her and encouraged her to run for the nomination. She says there already a number of people interested in the nomination, but she is hopeful she will win the chance to run for the New Democrats.

Bryant says one of the reasons she decided to run is because she likes the team New Democrat leader Andrea Horwath is putting together, which includes London-area MPPs Teresa Armstrong and Peggy Sattler.

Bryant says she would hope to bring her municipal background to the table to fight to save valuable Ontario farm land from city sprawl, and is concerned about the cost of living in Ontario.

Bryant says she expects the party will call a nomination meeting for some time in April.

The Progressive Conservative candidate in the riding is soon-to-be former city councillor Nancy Branscombe. The incumbent Liberal MPP is Health Minister and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews.

***With notes from Lisa Brandt