Conservative Member of Parliament Leslyn Lewis has formally announced that she is running to be the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, for a second time.
The MP for Haldimand-Norfolk tweeted the news on Tuesday.
Lewis also made the announcement to supporters via email, issuing a call for party members' signatures and for volunteers to help in her campaign.
I am so excited to let you know that I am officially running for the Leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada.
Our country is in desperate need of Hope, Unity and Compassion. I want to build a government that focuses on these fundamental principles. But to do that I will first need to be elected as our party's next leader.
In order to officially enter the race I need to submit 500 signatures from current Conservative party members. If you are a current member, you can help by downloading this form, collecting signatures and then emailing back to my campaign at [email protected].
You can also help us build a winning team by volunteering in a number of ways right now.
Lewis ran in the Conservative Party’s 2020 leadership race, placing third behind Erin O’Toole and Peter MacKay.
MP Pierre Poilievre (Carleton) is the only other formally-declared candidate in the race at the present time. Prospective candidates have until April 19 to declare their candidacy. Similar to the 2020 leadership race, the entry fee stands at $200,000, in addition to a compliance deposit of $100,000.