With less than a week before the close of the nomination period on April 26, neither the Green Party nor the BC Conservative Party have managed to produce candidates to run in the May 14 Provincial General Election.
The Greens, although fielding candidates in 56 ridings around the province, still appear to be struggling to find a likely challenger to NDP incumbent MLA Katrine Conroy, and have no regional party coordinator for the Kootenay Columbia region.
The Conservatives, similarly, are running candidates in 54 provincial ridings without producing anyone to run in Kootenay West.
“There’s still a few more days before the nomination period closes on the 26th and there are still candidates being discussed in Kootenay West,” said BC Green Party communications co-director, Nathalie Down. “We are continuing to consider candidates in all ridings where we haven’t got one, with the exception of ridings with Independent MLA’s because we support diversity of parties in the house.”
Calls to the BC Conservative Party media contact went unreturned.
The party did nominate nine more candidates in ridings across B.C. to give them a total 55 canadidates in the province’s 85 ridings.