Christy Clark resigns as leader of BC Liberal party

Christy Clark resigns as leader of BC Liberal party

Following the vote, Clark met with the lieutenant-governor and suggested that Judith Guichon dissolve government.

Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark will resign as leader of the provincial Liberal party.

While he has served within the inner workings of cabinet for more than half of his eight plus years as an MLA, Letnick says he has no desire to seek the leadership of the party. To admit that the B.C. Liberals going forward will be better off without her as leader must have been even more hard. "We're going to focus on what's important for B.C. - jobs, the economy, sending the right message internationally, tracking investment for the people of British Columbia, the people we care about, that's our children, grandchildren, families and communities".

"I am certain that British Columbia's best days lie ahead", she said in the statement. The NDP- Green alliance had a slim 44-43 vote edge over the Liberals that will widen to 44-42 until Clark is replaced. This follows an election that granted her a minority government, but was stripped away by a non-confidence vote in the Legislature in June.

In a statement, B.C. Premier John Horgan thanked Clark for her service. She has held the seat since July 2013 but was in legislature twice previously.

White wrote that she must call a meeting of party executives within the next 28 days to come up with a date and plan for a leadership vote.

He said he is thinking about whether he has the time and energy to completely commit himself to leading the BC Liberals, who have had two leaders - Gordon Campbell and Christy Clark - since they began their 16-year run in government that recently ended. This experience illustrated what we can achieve when members of this house work together.

Her four-year term was marked by steady growth, strong economic performance and consecutive balanced budgets, but the LNG promises never materialized. At some point in your life it's time to move on and she has. The changes were challenged by the B.C. Teacher's Federation and were later found to be unconstitutional.

On the surface, it looks like Clark is quitting because she's a sore loser who sees the hard work of holding Horgan's fragile government to account as beneath her.

Meanwhile, a revolt against her started nearly immediately after her loss as candidates who lost blamed her for botching up the election campaign.

"She will be collecting about $100,000 dollars a year initially, and that will be indexed to inflation".

"Today, I informed my caucus colleagues of my intention to resign as leader of the BC Liberal Party effective Friday, August 4", Clark said in a written statement.

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