03/18/2014 05:43 EDT | Updated 05/18/2014 05:59 EDT

Byelection set for next month in ex-premier's Newfoundland riding

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Tom Marshall has called a byelection in the riding of Virginia Waters.

Voters will go to the polls to choose their new representative in the provincial legislature April 9.

So far three candidates are vying for the seat.

Liberal Cathy Bennett, Progressive Conservative Danny Breen, who has been acclaimed as the party's candidate, and the NDP's Sheilagh O'Leary.

The seat was vacated when former premier Kathy Dunderdale stepped down last month.