Be part of what's next.

This year, New Democrats will come together to choose the next Leader of our party. It is an exciting opportunity to build upon the NSNDP’s work towards something better in Nova Scotia. Through this time of renewal, we will continue to champion the issues that matter to people and grow our support throughout the province.


Claudia Chender has been elected Leader of Nova Scotia's NDP!

The NSNDP Provincial Council has adopted the rules that will govern the 2022 leadership selection process. View the leadership rules here.

Certified Candidates

Claudia Chender

Key Dates

  • Leadership Campaign begins: January 30th, 2022
  • Candidate Forums:
  1. Tuesday May 24th - 6:30 PM, Mic Mac Aquatic Club - 192 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth, NS, B2Y 1M8 - Register Here
  2. Sunday June 5th - 2:00 PM, Cedars Club - 30 MacKenzie St, Sydney, Cape Breton, NS B1P 1W5 - Register Here
  3. Friday June 17th - 6:30 PM, Active Living Studio, Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre - 135 N Park St., Bridgewater - Register Here

Use this link if you would like to submit a question to be asked at the town halls.

  • Cut off for registration: May 21st, 2022 - 2pm
  • Membership deadline: May 30th, 2022
  • Voting begins: June 20th, 2022
  • Voting ends: June 25th, 2022 - 1:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can vote for the next leader of the NSNDP? The election of our Leader will take place through a democratic voting process. To be able to vote, you must be a current member of the Nova Scotia NDP in good standing by Monday May 30th, 2022. The process for voting will be one member, one vote - this ensures that every member in good standing’s voice is heard equally. Not already a member? Join the party to secure your Leadership 2022 ballot.
  2. When will the leadership vote take place? The campaign period begins on January 30, 2022. Voting in the leadership race begins June 20th, 2022 at 9:00am and will end on June 25th, 2022. Announcement of the next leader of Nova Scotia’s NDP will be June 25th, 2022.
  3. How does someone become a leadership candidate? Please see the 2022 Leadership Rules for information on eligibility and the candidate application process.
  4. Who do I contact with questions about the leadership process? Questions can be directed to the Nova Scotia NDP Party Office at leadership22@nsndp.ca or (902) 423-9217.