Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island
|Active provincial party|
|Headquarters||30 Pond Street|
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Ideology||Red Toryism |
|Seats in Legislature|
13 / 27
The Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island is one of three major political parties on Prince Edward Island. The party and its rival, the Liberals, have alternated in power since responsible government was granted in 1851.
The policies of the Liberals and Progressive Conservatives (PCs) are very similar. The major differences are in their allegiances to federal parties and in personalities. The PC Party began as the Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island, and changed its name in 1942 to reflect the development of the federal Progressive Conservative Party.
In October 2010, following the resignation of Binns as party leader (in 2007), a leadership election was held. Jim Bagnall became interim leader of the party in 2010 when rookie MLA Olive Crane decided to seek the permanent leadership of the party.
Crane won the PC leadership in October 2010, and served for over two years. She resigned as party leader on 31 January 2013, and was succeeded by Steven Myers as interim leader.
Rob Lantz was elected leader of the party at a leadership election on February 28, 2015 at the University of Prince Edward Island Sports Centre, but resigned on September 23, 2015 after failing to win a seat in the 2015 provincial election.
On September 17, 2018 Aylward announced his pending resignation as leader, effective upon the election of his successor on February 9, 2019.
Dennis King was elected leader of the party, succeeding Aylward.
- James Aylward, Stratford-Keppoch
- Darlene Compton, Belfast-Murray River
- Natalie Jameson, Charlottetown-Hillsborough Park
- Cory Deagle, Montague-Kilmuir
- Jamie Fox, Borden-Kinkora
- Ernie Hudson, Alberton-Bloomfield
- Dennis King, Brackley-Hunter River
- Colin LaVie, Souris-Elmira
- Sidney MacEwen, Morell-Donagh
- Matthew MacKay, Kensington-Malpeque
- Steven Myers, Georgetown-Pownal
- Bloyce Thompson, Stanhope-Marshfield
- Brad Trivers, Rustico-Emerald
Conservative and PC leaders
- Progressive Conservative Party of Prince Edward Island leadership elections
- List of premiers of Prince Edward Island
- List of political parties in Canada
- Politics of Prince Edward Island
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- P.E.I. PCs to choose new leader Feb 9