NDP MLA’s riding calls for Dix resignation 0
BC NDP Adrian Dix speaks at the NDP headquarters after admitting defeat in the 2013 provincial election, May 14. (CARMINE MARINELLI/ 24 HOURS)
The riding association of New Democrat MLA Selina Robinson has called for Adrian Dix's resignation as leader, four months after a humiliating May 14 defeat.
With Dix set to announce his leadership plans this week, the Coquitlam-Maillardville constituency association's letter also calls for the resignation of party president Moe Sihota and secretary Jan O'Brien.
“I am writing you to request that you voluntarily step down from your positions,” wrote constituency president Anne Dubois. “We believe this step is essential for genuine party renewal.”
Former NDP MLA David Schreck told 24 hours the letter is surprising coming from an NDP-held riding, but Dix must be “held to account” for his failure to criticize the Liberals' record during the campaign, “instead (of) essentially ragging the puck.
“He took a 20-point lead, and acted as if he would win, instead of fighting to win,” he said. “Adrian and Moe are both damaged goods. The party has to project an image of change and a generational shift. They have to go.”