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It is official, one of the loudest rebel voices opposing BC Conservative party leader John Cummins has been tossed from the party.
Allison Patton says her membership has been revoked per a letter from the party recieved tuesday.
As for what is next.
"Well it is pretty clear what the letter states which is I am no longer a member of the party as it stands there is a number of different options that I am looking at we are discussing each one and I will let you know in due time what my next step is."
Patton wouldn't say if a lawyer is involved.
"I don't want to comment on that part of it but all of the options are being looked at."
Patton says she has relinquished her responsibilities as Surrey White Rock constituency association president.
She also says she was not a member of the BC Liberals prior to joining the BC Tories.
"No I was never with any other party."
Patton challenged John Cummins to form a truth and reconciliation committee, or debate the dissidents on the airwaves.
"Or he can choose to come on the air with myself Ariane Eckardt and somebody who would be gracious enough to allow us to reconcile our differences on air."
The party had sent out 15 letter of discipline to rebel members.
The letter in full is below;
The Provincial Board of the party has instructed me to inform you that it has passed the folling motion:
WHEREAS Section 11.04 of our bylaws clearly outlines the process whereby our Party will consider a review of leadership and
WHEREAS the members of our Party, in a vote announced at our Annual General Meeting on September 22nd, 2012, (perSection 11.04,) clearly endorsed our present leader, and
WHEREAS Alison Patton, [ADDRESS REMOVED FOR PRIVACY} membership # 2755 has clearly and demonstrably violated both the letter and spirit of section 11.04 with continued and ongoing calls, both in the conventional and social media, and by various communications with Party members, to revisit this question and
WHEREAS per Section 2.01 membership is open only to those who “support the Party Constitution and Bylaws”, and the activities referenced above violate the intent of Section 2.01, and are clearly and demonstrably harmful to the unity, image, and effectiveness of the Party,
THEREFORE be it resolved that, under the authority granted in Section 2.11(f) of the Bylaws of this Party, this board revoke the BC Conservative Party membership of Allison Patton, [ADDRESS REMOVED FOR PRIVACY] Membership # 2755, effective immediately, and that the President be instructed to inform Allison Patton of this decision by letter.
The effect of this motion is that, effective immediately, your membership in the BC Conservative party (Membership # 2755) has been revoked per Section 2.11 (f) of our Bylaws.
BC Conservative Party.