When the Progressive Conservatives gather in a year or so to elect a new leader, Cumberland South MLA Murray Scott might very well be in the running.

 

“I’m keeping my options open to see what happens over the next few months,” Scott said on Tuesday. “We’re talking about something that won’t happen for a year or year and a half from now, but I have given it some thought.”

 

Scott is one of several members of the Conservative caucus rumoured to be interested in being the next leader of the party after the Tories were humbled in last month’s provincial election.

 

Rodney MacDonald stepped down as leader of the party last month, with Karen Casey taking over on an interim basis.