07/02/2015 01:54 EDT | Updated 07/02/2016 05:59 EDT

Alberta NDP to choose candidate for Calgary-Foothills byelection on July 27

CALGARY - The Alberta New Democrats have set the date for the meeting that will determine who will carry the party flag in the Calgary-Foothills byelection.

Party members are to choose a candidate on July 27.

Former premier Jim Prentice won the riding in the May 5 provincial election but quickly resigned when the Progressive Conservatives were swept from power.

So far the people who want to be the New Democrat candidate include Anne Wilson, who lost to Prentice, and former NDP MLA Bob Hawkesworth.

Hawkesworth also served on Calgary city council for 23 years.

No date has been set for the byelection, which must be held before the end of the year.