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MHA Brian Warr announces resignation from provincial politics

Brian Warr, Children, Seniors and Social development minister says they used rotational workers and had workers from Deer Lake drive to the Northern Peninsula to help out. (Sherry Vivian/CBC - image credit)
Brian Warr, Children, Seniors and Social development minister says they used rotational workers and had workers from Deer Lake drive to the Northern Peninsula to help out. (Sherry Vivian/CBC - image credit)
Brian Warr, Children, Seniors and Social development minister says they used rotational workers and had workers from Deer Lake drive to the Northern Peninsula to help out.
Brian Warr, Children, Seniors and Social development minister says they used rotational workers and had workers from Deer Lake drive to the Northern Peninsula to help out.

Brian Warr has announced he's resigning his Baie Verte-Green Bay seat. (Sherry Vivian/CBC)

After representing Baie Verte-Green Bay for more than eight years as its MHA, Brian Warr announced Monday morning that he is stepping down.

He was first elected in November 2015 and was re-elected in 2021. Warr has been the minister of education and early childhood development as well as deputy speaker and chair of committees of Newfoundland and Labrador's House of Assembly.

"After more than eight years serving as your MHA, I have made the difficult decision to pursue other opportunities that will keep me closer to home," he wrote on Facebook.

"It has been my honour to have worked closely with each town council, local service district, fire department and organization. I enjoyed our meetings, attending various functions, and assisting you in any way possible."

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Premier Andrew Furey thanked Warr for his years working in politics.

"I am honoured to have worked with my friend Brian Warr over the last few years — delivering for the people of Baie Verte-Green Bay in many ways, including with the new Health Centre," Furey wrote.

"The call to public service is a noble one, and I thank Brian for his dedication and wish him well in this next chapter."

Warr's resignation means there will be a byelection for Baie Verte-Green Bay, the third byelection in the province this year.

In late January Liberal candidate Fred Hutton won Conception Bay East-Bell Island in a by-election and another by-election is also scheduled for Fogo Island-Cape Freels after the death of MHA Derrick Bragg.

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