Former premier Kathy Dunderdale has resigned her Virgina Waters seat in the House of Assembly, effective today.
Kathy Dunderdale is pictured in this file photo when she announced she was stepping down as premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.— Photo by Keith Gosse/The Telegram
Dunderdale resigned as premier in mid-January.
In a brief statement sent to media, Dunderdale said, “I thank the people of Virginia Waters for the privilege of representing you in the House and working with you to make a difference. I am honoured by the support you have shown me throughout the past 10 and a half years since you first elected me, and I am deeply grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to serve you.”
The resignation means that interim-Premier Tom Marshall will have to call a byelection to fill the seat within 60 days.
Dunderdale became premier after former premier Danny Williams resigned in the fall of 2010. After winning a general election with a majority government, she served for two and a half years before resigning.
Since her resignation on Jan. 24, Dunderdale has not spoken to any media.