Jenny Kwan says Adrian Dix has caucus support as new B.C. NDP leader

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      Veteran MLA Jenny Kwan says she will stand behind Adrian Dix as the B.C. NDP’s new leader.

      Kwan, MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, says the party is united and moving forward with Dix at the helm.

      “Whoever the membership elects is the leader that I’m going to support and I’ve stated that right from the outset and I reaffirmed that with Adrian and I know he knows that,” Kwan told the Straight today (April 18) by phone.

      “He has the support of the caucus and we’re all going to move forward behind him 100 percent. Our single focus is to beat the B.C. Liberals in the next general election.”

      When an NDP caucus revolt erupted last year over Carole James’ leadership, Kwan and Dix took opposite sides in the public dispute.

      Kwan was among a group of dissident NDP MLAs who opposed James’ leadership while Dix supported the former NDP leader.

      Dix, MLA for Vancouver-Kingsway, was elected party leader last night, beating Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth on the final ballot.

      Kwan, who had supported Farnworth’s leadership bid, said the party will campaign hard behind Dix in the next provincial election.

      “It is very clear to me that he is uniting our caucus; he’s uniting our party.”




      Apr 18, 2011 at 12:12pm

      As long as Jenny Kwan is a member of the NDP caucus I'll be voting Green. Traitor.

      virgil hammer

      Apr 18, 2011 at 12:33pm




      Apr 18, 2011 at 12:43pm

      Didn't Kwan nominated Carol James back in 2003? If she can dump the very person she nominated, I wonder how long Dix will last before another NDP mutiny.

      Fan'o Truth

      Apr 18, 2011 at 2:15pm

      What has Corky Evans had to say about the outcome?

      virgil hammer

      Apr 19, 2011 at 2:10pm

      Corky says "roll another one, just like the other one, that ones nearly burnt to the end and I need another friend"