07/12/2012 09:38 EDT | Updated 09/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Prince Edward Island Green party leader announces she is stepping down

CHARLOTTETOWN - The leader of the Green Party of Prince Edward Island is stepping down.

Sharon Labchuk says the party will appoint an interim leader and eventually hold a leadership convention to replace her, although none of those details have been decided.

Labchuk says she will not leave politics entirely and will continue her work as the director of organizing for the federal Green party.

She founded the Island's party in 2005 and led it to third-place finishes in the 2007 and 20011 provincial elections.

The Greens don't hold any seats in the 27-seat legislature.