Andrew Scheer has said that he will continue on as the leader of the Conservative Party even after losing the election to Justin Trudeau and the Liberals. However, at least one former Conservative MP has said that it is time for Andrew Scheer's leadership of the Conservative Party to come to an end.
Speaking with the Globe and Mail, former Conservative Member of Parliament Terence Young said that Andrew Scheer is "a nice man," but that during the election he just couldn't find a way to connect with voters.
Young said that he first noticed this issue during the campaign. "Not one voter ever said to me, 'Gee, I really like your leader,'" Young told the Globe and Mail. "Many voters said various versions of the opposite."
Andrew Scheer had stated on October 22 that he had no plans to step down as leader of the Conservative Party. "Yes, I am staying as leader of the party," Scheer said during a press conference. He also said that he was "happy" with his campaign.
However, it appeared that Young disagreed with that statement, telling the Globe and Mail, "A partial victory is still a loss."
Former Progressive Conservative Prime Minister Kim Campbell also shared her thoughts on why Andrew Scheer lost the election, pointing specifically to his beliefs regarding same-sex marriage and abortion.
Former Conservative MP joins group saying Andrew Scheer must go, hopes Peter Mackay will enter leadership race… https://t.co/43RUIS0pvq— The Globe and Mail (@The Globe and Mail) 1572253773.0
"I think the problem with Andrew Scheer is that people don’t trust him," Campbell told iPolitics, "because they don’t trust him not to let the issue come up again, when it becomes very, very divisive."
@jangilch @samdinicol Scheer is not a PC.— Kim Campbell (@Kim Campbell) 1533458402.0
Terence Young is among a group of Conservatives who wish to see Former Cabinet Minister Peter MacKay launch a leadership bid for the Conservative Party. Young told the Globe and Mail that he believes MacKay can "connect with people" and that he is "principled."
As for Andrew Scheer's niceness, all Young had to say about that to the Globe and Mail was, "This isn’t a Rotary club, this is our country, and no one deserves a second chance because people like them."
Scheer's leadership will be under review at the next Conservative Party convention in April 2020.
Narcity has reached out to Terence Young and the Conservative Party for comment and we will update the article should we receive relevant information.