The newly formed UCP isnt wasting any time.
They’ve named former Wildrose MLA Nathan Cooper as their interim leader:
“I’m honoured to serve in an interim capacity. My colleagues have voted to appoint me as the interim leader of the United Conservative Party here in Alberta. There’s an incredible amount of work to do. We are united in this work that is before us–and we look forward to doing it.”
The United Conservative Party was put together over the weekend—after Wildrose and Tory party members voted to merge.
Cooper says they just had their first meeting this morning—and it was positive.
In the meantime—former Wildrose leader Brian Jean has announced he’s running for the new party leadership.