Kevin Aylward not going to hang on to leadership

In an expected move, provincial Liberal leader Kevin Aylward has announced that he is resigning as the leader of the Liberal party. Aylward, who managed to grow his party’s seat count in this month’s election, was unable to secure his own district in Stephenville. It is generally frowned upon to be the leader of the opposition but not hold a seat in the House of Assembly, but insiders suggest that Aylward wasn’t in for the long haul anyways; Aylward is being praised in all Liberal corners for taking the reigns of the party at a difficult time and producing a reasonable result in the election. Aylward will stay on as leader until the party chooses a new one, likely to take place in the new year.

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