Jones files nomination papers for party leadership

Staff ~ The Telegram
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Yvonne Jones formally declared her intent to become the Liberal party's full-time leader Friday.
Interim leader since November 2007, she filed her nomination forms in a bid to secure the Liberal helm at the party's convention Nov. 19 to 21.
"I'm excited about this race to lead the party and I look forward to the convention," Jones said in a release. "This will be a summer of meeting and working with Liberals, supporters and friends from across the province to continue building the party organization for convention this fall and to be the foundation for the election in 2011.
"My leadership will be focused on strengthening the great party which led our proud people into Confederation with Canada. I will devote my time, efforts and energy to draw attention to the needs of all people in the province but particularly in rural areas. We deserve more than the Williams administration has been able to deliver."
Jones, MHA for Cartwright-L'Anse Au Clair, served as mayor of Mary's Harbour from 1991 to 1996. She was elected to the House of Assembly as an independent candidate that year.
She is the first woman to lead the Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Organizations: Liberal Party of Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Canada, Mary's Harbour

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