MP Rob Anders to be challenged in own riding

Calgary West MP Rob Anders may face a challenge for the Conservative nomination in his riding.

A new group has announced it will challenge MP Rob Anders for the Conservative party nomination in the riding of Calgary West before the next election. 

According to a website set up by he group, "it's time for a change and the team is in place to make that happen."

There is no contact information on the website. It says more details will be announced soon,

Anders has represented the riding of Calgary West for 17 years, first as a member of the Reform Party, then for the Canadian Alliance and now for the Conservative Party of Canada.

His time in office has been marked by controversy. For example, Anders fell asleep in the House of Commons and he was also the sole parliamentarian to vote against granting honorary Canadian citizenship to Nelson Mandela in 2001.

He has also consistently criticized the Chinese government for human rights violations, particularly with respect to Tibet.

This is not the first time Anders has been challenged for the nomination. A federal election is scheduled for 2016.