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B.C. Green Party Leader Jane Sterk resigns via Twitter Aug. 13, 2013. (24 HOURS FILE PHOTO)
British Columbia Green Party Leader Jane Sterk has stepped down from her role at the helm of the party.
Sterk, who did not win a seat in May's election, announced her resignation in a tweet Tuesday afternoon and will be officially stepping down on Aug. 24.
It’s not known if her party knew of the plan because Green Party communications made no mention of the resignation on its website and seemed to have no one standing by to take calls.
“Retiring politics, resigning as @BCGreens leader Aug 24 at AGM,” tweeted Sterk. “Had a good run, at best b4 date, want new adventures.”
Sterk led the party to its first and only seat in the B.C. legislature when Oak Bay-Gordon Head candidate Andrew Weaver won a seat in the provincial election May 12.
There’s no word yet if Weaver will run for the party’s provincial leadership.
In the past, Sterk ran as both a federal and provincial candidate for the Green Party and was elected as a councillor in Esquimalt in 2005.
What role, if any, she’ll have with the party after leaving her job as leader is not known.