Pierre Poilievre will be a ‘Conservative classic’ option for party members in the leadership contest, says pollster Nik Nanos.

Conservative MP Pierre Poilievre will have an edge in the party’s upcoming leadership contest as one of the few heavyweight contenders from the Reform/Alliance side of the party, says Kory Teneycke, the former staffer and campaign manager who helped push Andrew Scheer out of the party leadership post.

Mr. Poilievre (Carleton, Ontario) is “probably the most conservative of the candidates in the race,” said Mr. Teneycke, a managing partner in the public affairs and digital marketing firm Rubicon Strategy, and former communications director to Stephen Harper and campaign manager to Ontario Premier Doug Ford.