11/22/2013 09:42 EST | Updated 01/25/2014 04:01 EST

Manitoba's Green Party leader steps down, interim leader to be announced

WINNIPEG - (Mba-Green-Leader)

The leader of Manitoba’s Green Party is stepping down.

James Beddome will now look into the law profession.

He says he will continue to support the Manitoba Greens in whatever way possible.

In the 2011 provincial election, Beddome made a strong push for a seat in the legislature, but came in second in the Wolseley riding.

He was beat out by Rob Altemeyer of the NDP.

An interim leader is expected to be named by Dec. 1.