Hamilton Mountain MP Chris Charlton announces she won’t run again

News Dec 05, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Daniel Nolan, Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Mountain voters will be electing a new face to represent them when the nation goes to the polls next year.

In a surprise announcement Friday afternoon, New Democratic MP Chris Charlton said she will not be seeking re-election in 2015.

Charlton, who has held the riding since 2006, said she told her leader Thomas Mulcair a few months ago she would not be running again to spend more time with her husband Brian and her family, such as her granddaughter Stella.

"It has been a privilege to represent the people of Hamilton Mountain," Charlton said in a statement. "It is by far the most fulfilling and humbling work I have ever done."

She said she made the announcement Friday to allow the Hamilton Mountain NDP Riding Association proper time to form a candidate search and to give the candidate time to do pre-election work. While many believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call a spring election, Charlton believes it will happen on its set date of Oct. 19, 2015.

Hamilton Mountain MP Chris Charlton announces she won’t run again

News Dec 05, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Daniel Nolan, Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Mountain voters will be electing a new face to represent them when the nation goes to the polls next year.

In a surprise announcement Friday afternoon, New Democratic MP Chris Charlton said she will not be seeking re-election in 2015.

Charlton, who has held the riding since 2006, said she told her leader Thomas Mulcair a few months ago she would not be running again to spend more time with her husband Brian and her family, such as her granddaughter Stella.

"It has been a privilege to represent the people of Hamilton Mountain," Charlton said in a statement. "It is by far the most fulfilling and humbling work I have ever done."

She said she made the announcement Friday to allow the Hamilton Mountain NDP Riding Association proper time to form a candidate search and to give the candidate time to do pre-election work. While many believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call a spring election, Charlton believes it will happen on its set date of Oct. 19, 2015.

Hamilton Mountain MP Chris Charlton announces she won’t run again

News Dec 05, 2014 Hamilton Mountain News

By Daniel Nolan, Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton Mountain voters will be electing a new face to represent them when the nation goes to the polls next year.

In a surprise announcement Friday afternoon, New Democratic MP Chris Charlton said she will not be seeking re-election in 2015.

Charlton, who has held the riding since 2006, said she told her leader Thomas Mulcair a few months ago she would not be running again to spend more time with her husband Brian and her family, such as her granddaughter Stella.

"It has been a privilege to represent the people of Hamilton Mountain," Charlton said in a statement. "It is by far the most fulfilling and humbling work I have ever done."

She said she made the announcement Friday to allow the Hamilton Mountain NDP Riding Association proper time to form a candidate search and to give the candidate time to do pre-election work. While many believe Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call a spring election, Charlton believes it will happen on its set date of Oct. 19, 2015.