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James Beddome has resigned as leader of the Green Party of Manitoba after five years in the job.
A party spokesman said Friday that the executive would name an interim leader by Dec. 1.
Beddome wasn’t immediately available for comment.
In a news release, he said he was stepping down to pursue a career in law.
Beddome announced his resignation at the party’s recent annual meeting.
"I will continue to support the Green Party of Manitoba in any way that I can. I have full confidence in the current GPM executive, and it is quite likely that I will continue to serve the Green Party in one capacity or another including as a potential future candidate," he said.
The party said it would set a date for a leadership contest in the near future.
Beddome proved an able debater during the 2011 provincial election campaign, scoring points at his opponents’ expense in a televised leaders forum. However, he failed to win a seat in the election, placing second with 1,368 votes to the NDP’s Rob Altemeyer in Wolseley.