Monday, March 26, 2007

Malcolm Allen Wins NDP Nomination in Welland

Malcolm Allen, the Deputy Mayor of Pelham, and CAW activist, won the NDP nomination in Welland last night in a close race which featured three rounds of balloting. Allen was up against Jody DiBartolomeo, who ran as the NDP candidate in Welland in both the 2004 and 2006 elections; Dan Peat, an OSSTF activist; and Tom Balint, a CAW member and human rights activist.

Welland is one of a handful of seats the NDP will be targeting in the next federal election. The party came within 5% of defeating the Liberal incumbent last time, and with Liberal fortunes sinking in Ontario, this riding will be one to watch.

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