Green Party's first NB MP has no plans to seek party's leadership

Running for the Greens in Fredericton is Jenica Atwin -- a young mother of two who works as a researcher and program co-ordinator in First Nations education.

The Green party's first MP from New Brunswick says she has no plans to seek the party's leadership.

Jenica Atwin appeared at a news conference in Ottawa on Monday where Elizabeth May announced she has stepped down as party leader and appointed deputy party leader Jo-Anne Roberts as her interim successor.

Atwin says she is focusing on certain issues, including advocating support for New Brunswick's only private abortion clinic, which is planning to close because the province refuses to cover abortions performed outside of hospitals.

May says the party's leadership contest has been set for next October in Charlottetown.