Effective immediately, the party’s Election Readiness Committee will accept letters of intent from prospective candidates in the following electoral districts:
- Abbotsford South
- Maple Ridge-Mission
- Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
- Mid Island-Pacific Rim
- New Westminster
- North Vancouver-Lonsdale
- Oak Bay-Gordon Head
- Port Moody-Coquitlam
“The next election could happen anytime – and today, we’re taking a major step to get strong candidates in place who can get started early on listening to voters, building their teams, and standing up for communities left behind by the NDP,” said BC Liberal leader Andrew Wilkinson, in a news release. “Whenever the election comes, we’ll be offering British Columbians a diverse team of experienced incumbents, new candidates with fresh perspectives, and local community leaders dedicated to delivering opportunity for all of BC.”
In February the party launched a Ready to Run initiative, which opened the party’s doors to potential candidates from diverse backgrounds, seeking to increase representation of women, millennials, and other under-represented groups. The party continues to welcome expressions of interest from all British Columbians who share the values of our broad free enterprise coalition.
Prospective candidates will complete a rigorous vetting process prior to being approved to seek the nomination in their respective ridings.
The Election Readiness Committee will consult with local BC Liberal riding associations to determine the timing of candidate selection meetings, beginning in January 2020.