Kelowna West 2018 By-Election

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Kelowna West 2018 By-Election

Party / GE '13 / BE '13 / GE '17 /    

Lib / 58%  / 63% / 60%

NDP / 31% / 30% / 25% 

Cons / 11% / 6% / --

Grns / -- / -- / 13%

 

NorthReport

So NDPers are we going to sit idly by and watch another riding election continue to slip away, or are we going to get up off our collective butts and win Kelowna West for the good guys, eh!  

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Uh North...after all the cheerleading you did last fall and winter for Christy Clark-and all the vicious Dipper bashing you accompanied it with, such as the false accusaations that the BCNDP didn't care about "Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!"-I'd strongly suggest you to be a little circumspect in referring to yourself as part of the gang.  You might consider leading with an apology before you go there.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

As to the by-election...the real question is, will the BC Cons make a strong effort.  After all, there are a lot of BC Lib voters who are not thrilled with how Christy handled the election campaign and the post-election period, and there's a potential for the Cons to do better than they usually do(possibly giving the BCNDP a chance for an upset if they can take a high enough vote share) by giving right-of-center voters a chance to punish and (were the Cons able to pull up an upset) potentially destabilize the BC Libs.  The Liberal leadership race means there won't be a provincial election anytime soon, so right-wing voters in Kelowna West could feel safe to cast a "kick 'em in the goolies!" vote.

This gives the BC NDP an outside chance at a win, especially if the Greens, in the name of coalition unity, were willing to NOT nominate a candidate of their own in this byelection.  If this byelection was happening in a riding where the Greens had run more strongly thatn the NDP, I'd be suggesting that the NDP not contest it.

JKR

Ken Burch wrote:

This gives the BC NDP an outside chance at a win, especially if the Greens, in the name of coalition unity, were willing to NOT nominate a candidate of their own in this byelection.  If this byelection was happening in a riding where the Greens had run more strongly thatn the NDP, I'd be suggesting that the NDP not contest it.

Maybe the BC NDP should agree to back PR in exchange for the Greens not contesting the by-election?

Pogo Pogo's picture

Maybe they can find a compromise candidate who is willing to serve as speaker.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

JKR wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

That was agreed to in the campaign.  It's going to be brought in.

This gives the BC NDP an outside chance at a win, especially if the Greens, in the name of coalition unity, were willing to NOT nominate a candidate of their own in this byelection.  If this byelection was happening in a riding where the Greens had run more strongly thatn the NDP, I'd be suggesting that the NDP not contest it.

Maybe the BC NDP should agree to back PR in exchange for the Greens not contesting the by-election?

NorthReport

More absurdities from Canada's never met a right-winger they didn't like media

https://www.google.ca/amp/nationalpost.com/news/politics/b-c-liberals-ne...

bekayne

Ken Burch wrote:

This gives the BC NDP an outside chance at a win, especially if the Greens, in the name of coalition unity, were willing to NOT nominate a candidate of their own in this byelection.  If this byelection was happening in a riding where the Greens had run more strongly thatn the NDP, I'd be suggesting that the NDP not contest it.

They're running:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/203125/Weaver-rallies-Greens

Weaver addressed questions about Christy Clark’s resignation, saying the Greens will definitely run a candidate in her riding of Kelowna West.

“We will run a candidate, and we will run a very strong candidate. We will throw everything in on that campaign,” he said.

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

bekayne wrote:

Ken Burch wrote:

This gives the BC NDP an outside chance at a win, especially if the Greens, in the name of coalition unity, were willing to NOT nominate a candidate of their own in this byelection.  If this byelection was happening in a riding where the Greens had run more strongly thatn the NDP, I'd be suggesting that the NDP not contest it.

They're running:

https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/203125/Weaver-rallies-Greens

Weaver addressed questions about Christy Clark’s resignation, saying the Greens will definitely run a candidate in her riding of Kelowna West.

“We will run a candidate, and we will run a very strong candidate. We will throw everything in on that campaign,” he said.

That ends it.  The only possible result in the byelection now is either a Liberal hold or an upset by the Cons.  Nothing else can happen there.

NorthReport

What a defeatist attitude.

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Wake up NDP, eh!

B.C. Liberals pick former MLA Ben Stewart for Kelowna West byelection

Stewart garnered controversy when he gained trade appointment after stepping down for Christy Clark

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-liberals-pick-former-...

Ken Burch Ken Burch's picture

Having gone forward with Site C, the BCNDP has forfeited any possible chance of persuading BC Green voters to switch parties in this byelection.

 

NorthReport

Quote:
The Green Party’s Andrew Weaver is emerging as the big loser in the government’s decision to proceed with the Site C project, because he is on record as supporting it, subsequently flipped to opposing it before a project review was completed and now thinks it “fiscally reckless” to proceed.

http://www.timescolonist.com/opinion/letters/weaver-is-big-loser-in-dam-...