Darcy decides no leadership bid
New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy announced on social media Wednesday that she will not be running for the leader of the BC NDP.
“I am deeply honoured that people from New Westminster and across BC have encouraged me to run for BC NDP leader,” she wrote on Facebook. “But the truth is I love being MLA for New Westminster - such a special community that I am proud to represent. And I love being Opposition Health Critic and have been a passionate health advocate for many years.”
Her decision comes after “careful consideration,” she said. “I am confident that we will have several strong candidates, and whoever is elected leader will have my full support!”
Despite numerous names being bandied about, the race for the party’s provincial leadership still has no official candidates to replace outgoing leader Adrian Dix. Last weekend the party announced its leadership election will take place using a preferential ballot and telephone and Internet voting system from Sept. 24 to 27, with the winner to be announced Sept. 28.