The deputy speaker of the Ontario legislature is the latest Liberal member to announce he will not run in next fall’s provincial election.

Bruce Crozier, the member for Essex in southwestern Ontario, says he and his wife Joan will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next year and they want to spend more time together.

Crozier, 72, was first elected to the legislature in a 1993 byelection.

Before that, he served as mayor of Leamington, Ont.

Speaker Steve Peters, government house leader Monique Smith and members Pat Hoy and Jim Brownwell are other Liberals who have announced they will not seek re-election next year.