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Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:24 am Post subject: Christy Clark won't run in Vancouver in next election
( looks like bc premier Christy clark is staying in Kelowna and won't return to her home city of Vancouver for upcoming bc election )
Premier Christy Clark won't run in Vancouver in next provincial election
by Charlie Smith on August 31st, 2016 at 3:29 PM
By running in Westside-Kelowna, Premier Christy Clark can count on the support of the Bennett clan, including former premier Bill Bennett's son Brad (right), whom she appointed as chair of B.C. Hydro.
After her humiliating loss in Vancouver–Point Grey in the 2013 election, Premier Christy Clark has decided not to test the waters in her home city in 2017.
Instead, Clark is going to seek reelection in the constituency of Westside-Kelowna, where she won a by-election following the 2013 general election.
The premier is scheduled to be nominated by her party on September 10 at a "Beans n' Jeans" event at Byland's Nursery.
Clark had an opportunity to run in Vancouver-Langara after Liberal MLA Moira Stilwell announced that she's not seeking reelection. But the premier chose instead to continue representing an Okanagan constituency, where she's enjoyed the support of descendants of former Social Credit premiers W.A.C. and Bill Bennett.
Vancouver-Langara is not far from Clark's half-duplex in Vancouver.
The premier's decision to avoid Vancouver was noticed by NDP MLA David Eby, who defeated her in the 2013 general election. You can see his tweet below:
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Christy Clark won't run in Vancouver in next election