With Christy Clark becoming the Liberal leader and premier designate last week, it was only a matter of time until the media starting asking still Premier Gordon Campbell if he would give up his Vancouver-Point Grey seat for Clark.
The general consensus seems to be that Clark would have no problem winning in a by-election in Campbell’s riding when it happens in the the late spring or early summer.
According the the Vancouver Sun, Campbell said he met Clark briefly on the weekend but will speak to her again soon about her plans for the future.
“I will talk with Christy about what she thinks is best for the party and I will follow through on what her recommendations are,” he said. “If she wants to run in Vancouver-Point Grey, I will be glad to step aside to let her run in Vancouver-Point Grey.” Asked if he thought voters in the riding would accept her, he said yes. “I think they would welcome her and I think she would win the riding.”
While Clark lives elsewhere in Vancouver, her son Hamish attends school within the riding. And Clark seems to think Kitsilano will be friendly to her at the polls thanks to board work with the Kits Neighbourhood House.
Will you vote for Clark in the next Vancouver-Point Grey by-election?
Last modified: March 2, 2011