POLITICS
04/26/2013 02:03 EDT | Updated 06/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Nova Scotia New Democrat Vicki Conrad latest to decide against running again

HALIFAX - Another NDP incumbent in Nova Scotia has indicated she won't be reoffering in the next provincial election.

Vicki Conrad says she decided not to run in the constituency of Queens after consulting with family, close friends and the premier.

She is the sixth experienced member of the government caucus to say she won't be running.

Conrad was elected to the provincial legislature in 2006 and was re-elected in 2009.

In March, cabinet minister Marilyn More also said she wasn't reoffering.

That followed similar announcements by Howard Epstein, who had served five terms in the legislature, and cabinet ministers Graham Steele and Bill Estabrooks.

In November, backbencher Michele Raymond announced she wouldn't run.

Conrad's constituency includes Liverpool, a community hit hard by the closure of the Resolute Forest Products mill in June.

(CKBW)