Liberal premier Christy Clark won her by-election in a 301 vote squeaker and she can thank the BC Conservatives for her embarrassingly thin win. If they had run a fence post in this election, she would have lost and with that, her barely held current grip of power on the Liberal Party.
But before the Conservative faithful get all riled up about the decision to not run a candidate against a premier in a by-election, ask yourself if would you want to face Christy Clark and all her BC Rail and federal Liberal baggage or the possibility of a new Liberal leader who actually knows what they are doing?
I’ll take Christy any day.
Also: This is the press release from BC Conservative leader John Cummins on Clark’s victory
For Immediate Release
John Cummins congratulates Christy Clark on Victory
VANCOUVER, May 11, 2011 – John Cummins, leader designate of the B.C. Conservatives, extends his congratulations to Christy Clark following her victory in Vancouver-Point Grey’s by-election.
“The Premier should have a seat in the legislature; which is why the B.C. Conservatives did not run a candidate in the riding,” said Mr. Cummins.”I look forward to squaring off with Ms. Clark in the next general election.”