Alfie MacLeod, above, is the latest Tory MLA to throw his support behind the leadership bid of Jamie Baillie. In a release issued yesterday, MacLeod stated he fully endorses Baillie, making him the fifth Progressive Conservative MLA to do so since the Truro native announced June 7 he was running for the party’s leadership post. Baillie is the only candidate running so far — with a nomination deadline of Aug. 16.

The party will choose its leader Oct. 29 and 30 in Halifax.