PG New Democrats Prepare for Nomination Meetings
Prince George, B.C. – You won’t be seeing any long, drawn-out campaign by Prince George New Democrats in the run up to the May 9th British Columbia General Election.
The president of the Prince George-Mackenzie BC NDP constituency association, Bobby Deepak, says although a candidate selection meeting is not officially set yet “we are planning to have a nomination meeting either late February or early March, around that time.”
Asked whether that might be cutting it close in terms of campaigning time Deepak says “no I think it gives us ample time to put on a really good campaign. We have about three months roughly and we’ll put on a good campaign.”
Deepak thinks the PG-Mackenzie New Democrats have a strong candidate pool to select from. “I believe so”, he says “and we’ll see what happens once the nomination meeting is called. We’ve got a lot of interest but when the nomination is set we’ll see which names come forward.”
Meantime, New Democrats in Prince George-Valemount are also gearing up for their nomination meeting. A spokesperson for the NDP’s constituency association in that riding says work surrounding candidate selection, including the setting of a nomination date, is progressing with an anticipation the nomination will be contested.