John Cummins has ruled out running against Christy Clark in the Vancouver-Point Grey byelection.
“I certainly don’t have any intention of running in the riding,” said Cummins, a former Tory MP who is expected to officially become leader of the B.C. Conservative Party in late May.
He said Clark, as Liberal leader, should have a seat in the legislature.
“Given the fact that it seems like there’s going to be a fall election I don’t have a problem with allowing her an easy run into the House right now and we’ll square off in the fall election,” he told the Straight.
Clark, who left her job as a radio show host to launch a successful Liberal leadership bid, does not have a seat in the legislature.
The byelection in Vancouver-Point Grey, once the riding of departed premier Gordon Campbell, takes place May 11.