HALIFAX - Federal NDP leadership candidate Peggy Nash says three NDP members of the Nova Scotia legislature have endorsed her candidacy.

Nash issued a statement today saying Pam Birdsall, Vicki Conrad and Labour Minister Marilyn More are lending their support to her campaign.

Nash, the Toronto MP for Parkdale-High Park, has also received an endorsement from former federal NDP leader Alexa McDonough, who is also from Nova Scotia.

Aside from Nash, the other contenders in the race are Niki Ashton, Nathan Cullen, Paul Dewar, Thomas Mulcair, Romeo Saganash, Martin Singh and Brian Topp.

The party's leadership convention is slated for March 23-24 in Toronto.

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