Horgan opts out of BC NDP race 0
BC NDP's John Horgan, MLA Juan de Fuca. (PHOTO BCNDP.CA)
BC NDP house leader John Horgan said he will not pursue a bid to lead the party when current leader Adrian Dix steps down in 2014.
Horgan made his announcement via Twitter Wednesday morning, explaining he wanted to allow a younger generation of NDP members to determine the party’s future.
“After consideration, I will not be seeking to lead BCNDP,” Horgan tweeted. “Party should take time to allow next generation to shape future. Thanks.”
Dix announced he would be stepping down in September following a devastating loss in May’s election many thought he couldn’t lose.
Horgan was pegged as a likely candidate to replace him.