Premier Christy Clark has announced plans to seek a seat in the legislature by running in a byelection in the riding of Westside-Kelowna.
Ben Stewart, who was reelected as the Liberal MLA for Westside-Kelowna, has said he will step aside so Clark can run.
Clark and Stewart jointly made the announcement today (June 5), according to a news release from the B.C. Liberal government caucus.
Clark led the Liberals to victory in the May 14 provincial election but failed to retain her seat in the Vancouver-Point Grey riding.
She lost to NDP candidate David Eby by more than 1,000 votes.
Stewart recaptured Westside-Kelowna with 58.4 percent of the vote, nearly twice as much support as the NDP candidate earned.
In final election results, the Liberals won 49 seats to the NDP’s 34. The Greens claimed one seat and Independent MLA Vicki Huntington was reelected.