NDP leader says she’s not stepping down after disappointing election results

By on June 25, 2014


Leader of the Ontario NDP Andrea Horwath. Photo courtesy of Horwath's official Facebook page.
Leader of the Ontario NDP Andrea Horwath. Photo courtesy of Horwath’s official Facebook page.

TORONTO—NDP Leader Andrea Horwath says she isn’t going anywhere.

She says she’s talked to many New Democrats and they still support her despite the party’s disappointing election results.

Horwath triggered the June 12 election by declaring she couldn’t support the minority Liberal government’s budget.

The Liberals ended up winning a majority of seats, robbing the NDP of the balance of power in the legislature.

Windsor New Democrat Percy Hatfield says he still supports Horwath and doesn’t regret his party’s decision to trigger the election.

Horwath is in a closed-door meeting with the other 20 members of her caucus for a debrief about the election.