08/24/2015 04:48 EDT | Updated 08/24/2016 05:59 EDT

Gary Beamish's Plan To Support NDP Not Supported By Green Party Association

OTTAWA — A Green party association in Ontario won't support its candidate's decision to withdraw and endorse the NDP nominee.

The Green party's Peterborough-Kawartha Electoral District Association says candidate Gary Beamish's apparent plan took the organization by surprise.

It apologizes for any confusion Beamish's move may have caused supporters in the central Ontario riding.

The association says it is considering options and plans to discuss the next steps with local members.

Newspaper Peterborough This Week recently reported that Beamish was planning to drop out of the race after being formally nominated.

The paper said he would advise constituents to vote for the NDP candidate instead of splitting the vote by supporting him.

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