NDP awaiting nominees

Candidate recruitment is in full swing for the Vancouver Island North federal NDP as the party gears up for a nomination meeting in the coming weeks.

  • Jan. 20, 2011 1:00 p.m.
Catherine Bell

Catherine Bell

Candidate recruitment is in full swing for the Vancouver Island North federal NDP as the party gears up for a nomination meeting in the coming weeks.

“Several strong contenders are seriously considering a run for the nomination,” says Roger Kishi, president of the local NDP riding association. “NDP members are getting excited about choosing a new candidate and gaining momentum as we prepare for the coming federal election.

The New Democrats are seeking a new federal candidate for this riding after former MP Catherine Bell decided not to run in the next election.

Well-known activist and biologist Alexandra Morton was approached to take on the position, but declined last week.

Kishi said the New Democrats will announce details of the local nomination meeting once potential candidates formally declare their intentions.

Anyone seeking the nomination should call 1-877-338-1033, or e-mail: vinndp@shaw.ca F.M.I.