03/01/2015 10:11 EST | Updated 05/01/2015 05:59 EDT

Bill Casey, Former Tory MP, Wins Federal Liberal Nomination In Nova Scotia


DEBERT, N.S. - Former Conservative MP Bill Casey is getting back into federal politics -- this time with the Liberals.

The Liberals say Casey won the nomination for the federal riding of Cumberland-Colchester in Nova Scotia on Saturday afternoon.

Casey previously represented the riding for 17 years, first as a Tory and then as an independent before retiring from politics in 2009.

He was kicked out of the Conservative caucus in 2007 when he voted against the budget.

In a press release Casey says the Liberal Party represents his values and priorities.

The Cumberland-Colchester riding is currently held by Conservative Scott Armstrong.

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