People living in two Metro Vancouver ridings are set go to the polls next month.
Premier Christy Clark has finally pulled the trigger and called by-elections in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain for Feb. 2.
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant has been without an MLA for five months, after New Democrat Jenny Kwan left to pursue a successful bid to become the MP for Vancouver East.
It has been four months since Doug Horne left his MLA post in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain, only to lose in his effort to run federally.
Here are the candidates already in place.
BC Liberal – Joan Isaacs
NDP – Jodie Wickens
BC Green Party – Joe Keithley
BC Liberal – Gavin Dew
NDP – Melanie Mark
BC Green Party – Pete Fry
There will be no BC Conservative candidates. Interim leader Dan Brooks says the party has no plans to run anyone in either by-election race in order to preserve resources for the party’s leadership race.