A founding member of the Saskatchewan Party is announcing his resignation.
Bill Boyd has announced he will step down from his seat as the MLA for Kindersley effective September 1 ending a 26 year run in politics that saw him re-elected six times.
Boyd was first elected in 1991 as a Progressive Conservative and was elected PC leader in 1994.
He was one of a group of Liberal and Conservative politicians who banded together to form the Saskatchewan Party in 1997 and during his time with the party served as a cabinet minister in the energy and economy portfolios.
In a release, Boyd says he heard Premier Wall talk about renewal within the party when announcing his resignation and thought his retirement and the election of a new MLA can be part of that renewal.