On Friday Fort St. John City Councillor Trevor Bolin announced he will be stepping down from leadership of the BC Conservative Party.
The party also announce Bolin has been appointed the interim leader until a leader election is held.
“Today marks three years and ten months since I was fortunate enough to be named the leader of BC’s Conservatives,” he said in a statement.
“Recently, I have asked the executive to appoint me the interim leader of the party, and I will officially step into that role today,” Bolin said. “This opens the path for the party to hold a leadership nomination and election that I am excited to be able to assist in from a committee perspective. “A lot of our lives have changed in the last few years, and with the loss of my parents, I have decided my family needs to come first at this time.”
The announcement comes on the heels of BC MLA John Rusta recently joining the BC Conservatives. The Nechako Lakes MLA was booted out of the BC Liberals for not towing the party line and having an individual opinion.
“I am proud of what we have done as Conservatives across this province and look forward to continuing to champion my home riding of Peace River North and running as a Conservative under our new leader in next year’s election.”
“I am extremely proud of the party and its executive and am humbled by the experience to build and create throughout this great province alongside my amazing candidates and incredibly hardworking board and executive,” Bolin continued.
With John Rustad joining the BC Conservative Party it marks their first sitting MLA in a decade. The party has also become more active lately posting news releases social media posts. They also ran a candidate named Harman Bhangu in the most recent South Surrey by-election wining 12% of the votes.