MP Robert Kitchen will not seek re-election

July 8, 2024, 2:23 pm

Dr. Robert Kitchen

Dr. Robert Kitchen has decided not to let his name stand for re-election as MP for Souris-Moose Mountain. Kitchen will serve out his current term.

ďIíve decided that Iím not going to run in the next federal election,Ē Kitchen told the World-Spectator Monday. He said he only recently decided not to run for re-election but he is comfortable with his decision. ďItís a decision that Iíve made and a decision that I will live with,Ē he said.

ďIíve decided that I will stay on as MP until the next election. Iíve been so honored and so privileged to have great constituents supporting me. The people have been so good to me and Iíd like to believe I have reciprocated as best I can.Ē

Kitchen was first elected in 2015 and is in his 9th year as a Member of Parliament. In the last federal election he won with the highest percentage of the vote of any MP in Canada.

ďI won three elections, each and every one of those is a hight point,Ē he said. ďHaving the highest percentage of vote in the last election and just short of it in the one before thatóthose are very high points. Every time Iíve had an opportunity to talk to a constituent and hear their opinion is a high point for me because I like to believe Iím a people person and I love hearing what people have to say and what they can tell me and Iíve always said from day one that in my days of practice as a chiropractor and as an MP, I need to learn something new and Iíve continued to do that. I believe itís very important that everyone learns something every day. I always enjoyed when I had an opportunity to talk with my constituents because Iím always learning something new.Ē