Bri­tish Columbia Lib­eral Party lead­er­ship elec­tion, 2018

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A Bri­tish Columbia Lib­eral Party lead­er­ship elec­tion will be held on Fe­bru­ary 3, 2018, due to the res­ig­na­tion of Christy Clark as Lib­eral leader on Au­gust 4, 2017. Rich Cole­man was elected in­terim leader an­nounc­ing that he has no in­ten­tion of run­ning for leader, but would re­sign as in­terim leader if he changed his mind, adding that he does not an­tic­i­pate chang­ing his mind. Back­ground edit Un­der lead­ers Gor­don Camp­bell and Christy Clark, the BC Lib­eral Party gov­erned the prov­ince from 2001 un­til June 2017. In May 2017, the pro­vin­cial elec­tion re­sulted in a hung par­lia­ment, with the Lib­er­als hold­ing 43 seats, one short of the 44 re­quired for a ma­jor­ity. Clark ini­tially formed a mi­nor­ity gov­ern­ment, but re­signed as pre­mier af­ter be­ing de­feated in a con­fi­dence vote by an al­liance of the Bri­tish Columbia New Demo­cratic Party and Green Party of Bri­tish Columbia. On July 28, 2017, Clark an­nounced that she would re­sign as party leader and as MLA for Kelowna West on Au­gust 4. The BC Lib­eral Cau­cus se­lected Rich Cole­man, MLA for Lan­g­ley East, as in­terim leader, to serve un­til a per­ma­nent leader can be cho­sen. Pro­ce­dure: Party pres­i­dent Sharon White re­leased a state­ment on Clark’s res­ig­na­tion on the same day it was an­nounced. This state­ment spec­i­fied that the ex­act time­line and de­tails of the lead­er­ship elec­tion process would be fi­nal­ized within 28 days. As per the party’s con­sti­tu­tion, the elec­tion will give all party mem­bers a vote, but will give equal weight to all 87 con­stituen­cies in tal­ly­ing the re­sults.

Time­line: De­cem­ber 29, 2017: Nom­i­na­tion and to be­come a mem­ber of the party and be el­i­gi­ble to vote dead­line is fin­ished. Fe­bru­ary 1, 2018 at 9 am - vot­ing be­gins. Fe­bru­ary 3, 2018 at 5 pm - vot­ing ends, re­sults an­nounced. De­clared can­di­dates:: 1. Mike de Jong 2. Michael Lee 3. Todd Stone 4. Sam Sul­li­van 5. Dianne Watts 6. An­drew Wilkin­son Bri­tish Columbia Lib­eral Party lead­er­ship elec­tion, 2018 Date Fe­bru­ary 3, 2018 Re­sign­ing leader Christy Clark En­trance Fee $60,000 Spend­ing limit $600,000

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