A byelection would be costly, Allen told a news conference at his constituency office this morning.
He said he'll continue to consult with the community before deciding his future.
Allen was arrested in a prostitution sting in St. Paul, Minnesota, while attending a conference as a representative of the Alberta government.
Allen left the Progressive Conservative caucus last week. He also repaid his expenses to the Alberta government for the trip.
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