NL Alliance leader suspends campaign after medical emergency

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NL Alliance Leader Graydon Pelley has suspended his campaign after suffering a medical emergency, the party's executive says.

In a release on its Twitter account Sunday morning, the party said Pelley was taken to hospital Saturday, where it was confirmed that he would need emergency surgery.

In a media release the party said Pelley will be suspending his campaign pending the outcome of the procedure and required recovery time.

"The work of [the] NL Alliance is so important to Graydon and I know missing out on that while facing this challenge is adding to his discomfort. However, his health is what's most important now and no one disagrees with that," the party's president, Rudy Norman, said in the release.

Pelley is running in the district of Humber-Gros Morne.

The NL Alliance said all other candidates will continue their campaigns and nominations in districts without candidates are still open until the deadline.

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