B.C. Liberals “standing tall” in by-elections, spokesperson says
They’re hemmed in from the left by the NDP and from the right by the B.C. Conservatives. And their poll numbers have gone to the sewers.
But according to B.C. Liberal Party spokesperson Jehnifer Benoit, the ruling party is “standing tall” in the two by-elections this year.
Benoit claimed the B.C. Conservatives are not even a factor really, even in Chilliwack-Hope, where conservative voters hold sway.
“We have long held that the Chilliwack-Hope will be a two way between the B.C. Liberals and the NDP,” Benoit told the Straight in a phone interview on February 1.
Premier Christy Clark will speak at the party’s nomination meeting for Chilliwack-Hope on Saturday (February 4) at 10 a.m. at the Coast Chilliwack Hotel (45920 First Avenue). Laurie Throness, a former chief-of-staff to Conservative MP Chuck Strahl, will be acclaimed as the candidate.
“This election will be fought on the economy, creating jobs, sound management of taxpayers money, and we believe voters will side with us on those issues over the NDP,” Benoit said.
Benoit disagreed that the by-election in Port Moody-Coquitlam will be a walk in the park for the NDP. New Democrats are running former Port Moody mayor Joe Trasolini.
“In Port Moody-Coquitlam, the NDP is running a career politician who has worn out his welcome,” Benoit said.
B.C. Liberals will choose their candidate for Port Moody-Coquitlam on February 17.