Liberal candidate for Dartmouth South steps down

The Nova Scotia Liberal Get together misplaced a candidate on the identical day the provincial election was introduced.

Robyn Ingraham, the candidate for Dartmouth South, posted a press release to her private Instagram web page on Saturday asserting she could be dropping out of the race.

Ingraham stated she’d arrived on the “troublesome choice” to not proceed any additional “realizing the time dedication and depth of a marketing campaign and the affect it would have on my psychological well being,” the submit stated.

“Sooner or later once I can higher handle my anxiousness, you might even see my face with a pink border as soon as once more. Perhaps by then, of us will not care as a lot about modelling photographs, & face and hand tattoos,” she stated.

Candidacy introduced Friday

Lower than 24 hours earlier, Ingraham introduced her candidacy on Fb, the place she stated she was “past excited” to be becoming a member of the Liberals.

In a submit to her enterprise web page, The Mild Barber, on Friday night, Ingraham talked about how she deliberate to stability her barbering alongside the calls for of the political marketing campaign.

Ingraham co-owns and manages Devoted Barbers & Co. in Dartmouth, “one in every of only a few all-female owned and operated barber retailers in HRM,” in response to the Fb submit.

The submit additionally describes Ingraham as an award-winning barber and celebrated entrepreneur primarily based in downtown Dartmouth who has been practising in Nova Scotia since 2013. 

A hyperlink to Ingraham’s Liberal candidate web page just isn’t working, though the URL consists of her title.

Matt Hefler, a spokesperson for the Liberals, stated in an electronic mail that “the get together was knowledgeable” of this improvement Saturday morning.

He stated the get together has 20 days to call a brand new candidate within the driving.

CBC has reached out to Ingraham, and can replace this story with any response.

N.S. Liberal Chief Iain Rankin, who turned premier in February, met Saturday with Lt.-Gov. Arthur LeBlanc to dissolve the Nova Scotia legislature. 

Election Day might be Aug. 17.

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