B.C. NDP candidate Ray Lam has withdrawn from the election race in Vancouver-False Creek over "inappropriate" photos that he posted on Facebook.
"An issue was made regarding inappropriate material on my private Facebook page," Lam stated in an NDP press release issued this evening (April 19). "I regret this material and the associated comments that have now become public.
"I do not want this to be a distraction in the election campaign and have advised the party that I am stepping down," he said.
"I apologize to Carole James, the NDP and the voters of Vancouver-False Creek. I wish her and the party the best of luck in the coming election."
According to the release, the party will nominate a new candidate sometime in the next few days.
Today, News1130 posted photos found on Lam's Facebook profile this afternoon.
One picture showed a man, believed to be Lam, with his hand on a woman's chest.
Another picture depicted two other people grabbing his underwear.
The photos have since been removed from the social-networking site.
Lam was up against Liberal candidate Mary McNeil and Green party deputy leader Damian Kettlewell.
McNeil is reportedly demanding a public apology.
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