Ryan Cleary Telegram file photo
Ryan Cleary won the nomination Thursday night in St. John's to once again be the New Democrat candidate for the riding of St. John's South-Mount Pearl in the next federal election.
Cleary is an award-winning journalist who has covered many of the major events and issues that arose in the province over the past 20 years.
In the October 2008 federal election, Cleary lost a very close race - less than 1,000 votes - to Liberal Siobhan Coady
"I'm grateful for all of the support and encouragement that I've received since the last election," said Cleary. "I know we can win this riding and I can join (NDP MP St. John's East) Jack Harris in effectively standing up for the people of St. John's and Mount Pearl. This recession has everyday families in our community worried and they know they just can't trust the Harper Conservatives or the Ignatieff Liberals to truly stand up for them."
Harris said Cleary is dedicated and passionate about the issues.
"(Cleary has) all of the qualities that the people of St. John's South-Mount Pearl need in an MP."