Fabian Manning announces his intention to run for MP

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Fabian Manning arrives at a press conference Monday evening in Holyrood. He announced that he has resigned as senator and will run as the Conservative candidate in the district of Avalon. At left is his wife Sandra. — Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram

Fabian Manning has announced he has quit the senate and will be running for the conservatives in the riding of Avalon.

Senator Beth Marshall will be his campaign manager.

Manning said that his first love and the real decision-making is in elected politics and not in the senate.

At his announcement in Holyrood this evening there were several provincial cabinet ministers and MHAs, making it clear that the ABC (Anything But Conservative) campaign is a thing of the past.

Organizations: ABC

Geographic location: Avalon, Holyrood

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  • Avalon Art
    March 31, 2011 - 00:49

    Why did he wait three days into the election to resign from the Senate? At $340 per day, he made more than $1,000 by waiting until Monday to resign. That's OUR $1,000 folks.

  • sharon white
    March 29, 2011 - 14:58

    Way to go Fabian I We are so happy to have you back with us again. For you to give up what you had and come back to be a voice for us again speaks volumes of the kind of man you are. You are truly an honest man and always worked hard for the people of your District.. We are with you all the way!!!

  • Avalon Riding District
    March 29, 2011 - 14:52

    i was anxiously waiting for the news conference yesterday evening . Fabian it had to be a very decision to make to leave such a high position and run for the District of Avalon . you are a peoples person in my eyes. eighteen years ago my family and I supported you and we are 100% behind you again this time ..

  • Avalon Riding
    March 29, 2011 - 14:00

    So happy with the news you are running again. We will now have a voice who is loud and clear. Myself and my family are behind you 100% and will be there on May 2nd when you are elected MP for Avalon Riding!!!

      March 29, 2011 - 22:18

      ( I have posted this ( my comment) on ever politcal article i can find. Please take us the youth of NFLD into consideration.. Have a read and i sure hope you understand. Thank you. ) I'm a young Newfoundlander and Labradorian, and it really displeasures me to see such stupidity and selfishness among my elder. You people are blind and oblivious if you think for a second that Harper is not forming a majority and to an even more sad realization you people are saying don't elect Manning or Sullivan. Do you want all the young and up and coming youth in our Province ( myself included) to simply have no hope. Our province has so much potential in the coming months to sign major deals that will create jobs and allow us to prosper... however those deals will be tossed out the window without any voice in the federal cabinet. So you people think its a good idea to be spite full and send no seats to Harper... do you honestly think he gives a damn how many seats we send him. However Manning has a strong relationship there with him... that could do this province wonders.. like Crosbie and Mulrooney in the past. In closing i'll just ask you with all my heart.. think of us just leaving university, and high school.. Do you think it's going to do us good by sending no one to Ottawa on our behalf.. i think not. These liberal members have just been slapping there gums as far as i can see it. What benefit to us did we get from them being there... absolutly nothing. Remember of your embarrassing spite filled ways.. you get more with honey then you do with vinegar. Please don't make this election another newfie joke Thanks, Young Newfoundlander and Labradorian

  • Election Savy
    March 29, 2011 - 13:01

    Minister Manning! Our district will be well taken care of then! GO MANNING GO!

  • Pat
    March 29, 2011 - 13:01

    Mr. Manning we the people of Avalon will not forget that greasy grin and the applauding you done when Harper and Company stripped Newfoundland 10 billion dollars because you and your leader would not honor the Atlantic Accord agreement with your home province. TRAITOR http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BmtpRLjB3c

  • Maureen Young
    March 29, 2011 - 13:01

    Any man who would leave such a high position and come back to help the people of Avalon is a special person in my eyes!!!!Good luck Fabian and we will be there on May 2nd to celebrate with you!!!!

  • jack stang
    March 29, 2011 - 11:07

    if my MHA stands behind Manning- i wil NOT vote for him in October- and theres no Senate for the local MHAs to scurry into

  • carley fiander
    March 29, 2011 - 08:11

    Way to go Fabian. Had to be a hard decision to make.I kind of knew you wouldn't sit still for long. We are with you all the way.

  • Robert Tucker
    March 29, 2011 - 06:43

    Sure its all fun and games! all taxpayers money! Who really cares! Yes Fabian, go for it. Then the tax payers will still pay for your trips home!

  • Amuzed
    March 29, 2011 - 06:42

    Well not that the Senate seat is vacant, can I be appointed......I can work part time for $130k plus a year until I am 75. What a mistake/joke unless he has other intentions to line his pockets....

    March 28, 2011 - 22:56

    Looks at little opportunistic. No Danny or the ABC campaign to contend with this time. Harper gave him a nice Senate seat for his last efforts. Fabain got some good mileage out of this appointment locally visiting the ridings giving out gifts from Ottawa. I guess it's time to pay Steve back now. Although, the last election I believe Steve said to Danny he didn't need our NL seats to form a government. Let's hope he still doesn't!

  • Manning Supporter
    March 28, 2011 - 21:35

    Way to Go Fabian Manning.... Good Luck to you in the days ahead and I will be with you every step of the way. You can win the seat for Avalon because you are a Peoples Person with lots of guts to stand up for what the people want no matter what anyone else says. Fabian you are a man who is able to stand on your own too feet for the people of your riding even when your leader things you are wrong. i will Vote Fabian Manning on May 2nd for MP for Avalon Riding.

  • fabian
    March 28, 2011 - 21:06

    Senator Fabian Manning Senate salary 2008/09 – Jan 2, 09 to March 31/09 – 89 days x $130,400/year = $31,796 Senate salary 2009/10 – full year = $132,300 Senate salary 2010/11 – April 1/10 to March 28/11 – 362 days x $132300/year = $131,212 Total Senate Salary paid to Senator Manning so that he could prepare his election campaign on the backs of the taxpayer = $295,308 These figures say enough.Newfoundlanders don't be fooled

    • Cabinet Post to Come
      March 29, 2011 - 21:09

      People would be nuts to not vote for Manning! Think about it- who do you think will get the next cabinet post? It is clear that Harper will win the election... Don't waste your vote! Lets get a High Profile Cabinet minister from AVALON!

  • bay boy
    March 28, 2011 - 20:49

    Way to go Fabian! We are behind you 100%!

  • CJ
    March 28, 2011 - 20:47

    Well, kick a rock and look what crawls out... I hope the green party gets more votes than this weasel...

  • Leonard
    March 28, 2011 - 20:39

    Congratulations Fabian! Finally we will get representation again! It's been a long few years. A true testament to your integrity that you would resign from the Senate to seek re-election! It's that passion for our district that we need! May 2nd is yours!

  • Linda McGuire
    March 28, 2011 - 20:30

    Kudos to Mr. Manning's clear passion for the democratic process! It is a man of uncommon integrity who would abandon the security of a Senate appointment to offer himself for the service of the electorate. In his former district of St. Mary's The Capes, we always knew him as such...a true man of the people...as demonstrated to the people of the province when he voiced his opinion on raw material sharing at a dear cost to himself. I look forward to having him return to his rightful place in the House of Commons...as an Honourable Minister!

  • intelligence confirmed
    March 28, 2011 - 20:01

    well Mannings intelligence has been confirmed. He's as dumb as a bag of rocks to give up the senate. I hope the voters remember the past and he gets what's coming to him.....

  • flexxa
    March 28, 2011 - 19:10

    ...and who says we don't have a recycling program in NL!

  • Maurice E. Adams
    March 28, 2011 - 18:20

    Ans Fabian Manning will be loyal to who ---- the voters? Or Stephen Harper?