Bergen In

Candice Bergen the MP for Portage-Lisgar (Manitoba) has been selected as the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Bergen will lead the CPC on an interim basis after a tough day for the party which saw a majority of caucus MP's vote for the removal of the former leader Erin O'Toole.

MP's gathered in Ottawa to hold a secret vote on O'Toole's leadership which saw 73 members of the 119 caucus vote to turf the Durham (Ontario) MP.

Bergen will be tasked with rewriting the ship after a tough election loss in 2021 and rough few months of fundraising. 4th Quarter fundraising showed that the Conservative Party failed to top the governing Liberals, a first in almost two years.