John Baird will not run for the Conservative leadership

Former Conservative cabinet minister John Baird says he will not enter the race to succeed Andrew Scheer as leader of the Conservative Party.

Baird tweeted earlier this evening that, while he is “incredibly grateful for all the support that Conservatives from across this great country have offered in the past few weeks,” he’s “incredibly happy with my post-political life.”

“I look forward to an exciting leadership race, and I will continue to remain a proud Conservative activist and enthusiastically support the policies and principles of our party,” he added.

More to come.