Carla Beck receives support from 94% of Saskatchewan NDP members

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Carla Beck receives support from 94% of Saskatchewan NDP members

Saskatchewan NDP Leader Carla Beck says she spent the summer meeting with Saskatchewanians and discussing issues that matter to them, including health and the economy.

Saskatchewan NDP Opposition Leader Carla Beck receives a 94% approval rating in the leadership review vote at the NDP's first in-person convention provincial in three years, Saturday at TCU Place, Saskatoon.

The leadership review vote is required under the party's protocol protocol, according to a statement issued by the Saskatchewan NDP.

I am proud of the support I have received to lead the NDP to victory in the next election, Carla Beck said in a statement.

This is the first leadership review for Carla Beck, elected at the head of the party in June, four months after the announced departure of Ryan Meili.

By comparison, Meili received a 72% approval rating in his last leadership review vote in October 2021.

“It's a real privilege to be able to travel across the province to meet people in their communities and discuss their vision for the future.

— Carla Beck, Saskatchewan NDP Leader

We very much look forward to sitting down and sharing the concerns we have heard as well as the solutions we are proposing,” says Carla Beck.

NDP members are spending the weekend at TCU Place in the City of Bridges for their party's convention, which is themed “Building to win”. p>

On Friday, party members participated in a series of workshops. On Saturday, focus groups are held.

Sunday will see an election and a speech by Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew. A video of Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh will also be shown to members.

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Saskatchewan NDP President Sheila Whelan says the party is building on the momentum gained from the NDP's victory in the Saskatoon-Meewasin by-election in September.

The candidate Nathaniel Teed won 57% of the vote, while Saskatchewan Party Representative Kim Groff garnered 37% of the vote. with Rose Nantel at Point du jour

The party also intends to adopt several resolutions this weekend. In particular, members want to make activities more accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Members also want the party to commit to reforming education funding in the event of NDP takeover in the next election, scheduled for October 28, 2024.

In the 2020 provincial election, the Saskatchewan NDP won 13 seats, while the Saskatchewan Party won 13 seats. won 48.

With information from Dayne Patterson

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