Rookie MP quits unexpectedly as Liberal candidate for fall election

In his Facebook post, Liberal MP Geng Tan thanked Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife, staff and constituents for their support during his parliamentary career.

Rookie Liberal MP Geng Tan, who represents Don Valley North, Ont., and won the 2015 election with 51.4 per cent of the vote, has announced that he will not seek re-election in the fall federal election to “spend more time with his family.”

“After much consideration, I have come to conclusion that time has now come to spend more time with family and pursue other careers. I have notified the whip that I will not run for re-election in the fall,” said Mr. Tan in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon.

Mr. Tan was first elected in the 2015 federal election by a margin of about 14 per cent of the votes. His abrupt decision not to seek re-election is unexpected, given that he was the party’s nominated candidate in the upcoming election. Considering the margin of victory in the last election, the riding of Don Valley North is a safe Liberal riding.