Delta councillor Scott Hamilton running for B.C. Liberals

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      A pair of Delta municipal councillors are set to duke it out in the May provincial election.

      Scott Hamilton, a four-term Delta councillor, will be acclaimed as the B.C. Liberals' candidate in Delta North on Saturday (January 5).

      His one-term council colleague, Sylvia Bishop, was nominated by the B.C. NDP in December.

      “No single issue is more important to British Columbians than our economy,” Hamilton said today (January 2) in a party news release. “The next election is about protecting and growing our economy with Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals, or going backwards under the NDP.”

      NDP MLA Guy Gentner, who currently represents the riding in Victoria, is not seeking re-election.

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      Ron S.

      Jan 2, 2013 at 12:54pm

      Note the difference, NDP nominated, LIbERalS, acclaimed. Democracy eh!

      Bob Reinquist

      Jan 2, 2013 at 11:13pm

      To Ron S. - WRONG! Check your facts...NDP candidate was acclaimed before Gentner's seat got cold! Typical lefiy shooting for the hip!

      cosmicsync

      Mar 21, 2013 at 10:20am

      To Bob Reinquist - WRONG. Check your facts ...

      According to the <a href="http://www.canada.com/news/Sylvia+Bishop+acclaimed+candidate/7593467/sto... target="_blank">Delta Optimist</a>, the reason Sylvia Bishop was acclaimed was that <em>no one else sought the nomination</em>:

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      <p>She decided to put her name forward to be the NDP candidate for Delta North after current NDP MLA Guy Gentner announced his retirement earlier this fall.</p>

      <p>The deadline for filing for the nomination was last Tuesday. <em>No other candidates came forward.</em></p>

      </blockquote>

      (I'll leave out personal musings re: righties shooting from various body parts).

      5 8Rating: -3

      Bob Renquist

      May 15, 2013 at 10:45pm

      Guess it doesn't matter much any more, does it cosmicsync? Lovin it!!!

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      Martin Dunphy

      May 15, 2013 at 11:11pm

      Doesn't change the fact that you were wrong, Bobbo.
      Carry grudges much?

      5 10Rating: -5

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