Finance Minister Tom Marshall says he will not seek Tory Party leadership

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Finance Minister Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall has decided not to seek leadership of the PC party.

“I don’t want the life,” said the minister of Finance. “The life of premier has to lead under the constant glare, and I’m comfortable with the life I have.”

Marshall was considering to run for the leadership of the provincial Progressive Conservative party, following the retirement of Danny Williams earlier this month.

He said he would make his decision over the Christmas holidays. 

“I’m comfortable where I am,” he said. “With the portfolio I have and with the role I play in government it enables me to accomplish the goals I have for the province and for this area in particular.” 

Marshall said he is backing Kathy Dunderdale for the Tory leadership, as did Minister of Health Jerome Kennedy and Minister of Education Darin King.

Organizations: Tory Party, Tory

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  • turry from town
    December 24, 2010 - 06:30

    They all wanted to jump on the Danny wagon for a sure victory when Williams was in power and could carry them to a victory.Now they are turning their backs at the leadership.Too bad the liberals are still licking their wounds after the last election,if they had a leader who the people could trust they would win a few seats in the next election.

  • Tiny Tim
    December 24, 2010 - 05:35

    Something very strange is going on.Nobody wants the job? Makes no sense to me???

  • Randy
    December 23, 2010 - 21:06

    Hello PC Party members, Kathy Dunderdale said that she is not running for the job, are you all deaf, what part of NO do you not understand. I guess no one in that party has the guts now that Danny is gone, and yes Danny did do a Good job. Tom and Jerome thinks that Kathy will be there little puppet.

  • Jacob
    December 23, 2010 - 16:07

    Another incompetent who rode Danny's coattails to a cabinet post securing his job after the next election....assuming of course the electorate remain as stund as before. The salary and perks ain't that bad either are they Tom?

  • Willi Makit
    December 23, 2010 - 14:04

    Sure Tom, more like you don't want to deal with the mess Mr. Populist left behind. Anyone else find it amazing that the top job in the most popular government in NL's history is up for grabs and none of the MHA's will touch it with a 10 foot pole?