04/14/2015 01:40 EDT | Updated 06/22/2015 03:59 EDT

Riding association president resigns in troubled Alberta PC constituency

CALGARY - The president of a southern Alberta constituency where a potential Tory candidate was disqualified has resigned.

John Fitzsimmons won't say if his decision had anything to do with Jamie Lall being removed as Progressive Conservative candidate for Chestermere-Rockyview.

Fitzsimmons does say he had nothing to do with Lall being pulled as a Tory nomination candidate.

Lall was disallowed last month just days before a nomination vote was to take place.

Bruce McAllister, a former Wildrose MLA who crossed the floor to the PCs, ended up being acclaimed.

Two other members of the riding association board have also resigned.