REGINA -- Two members of the legislature in Saskatchewan have resigned so that they can run for the Conservative party in the federal election.

Warren Steinley and Corey Tochor have represented the constituencies of Regina Walsh Acres and Saskatoon Eastview, respectively, since 2011.

They served in a number of roles in the Saskatchewan Party government, including on various committees, and Tochor was Speaker from 2016 to 2018.

In March, Tochor was chosen as the Conservative candidate in the riding of Saskatoon University.

Steinley is seeking election in the Regina-Lewvan riding.

The federal campaign for the Oct. 21 vote has officially begun.

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