B.C. Green party named daughter of former mayor for Nanaimo election


The B.C. The Green Party has selected a candidate with deep roots in Nanaimo for the upcoming provincial election of the city.

On Saturday, Michele Ney, whose father was mayor of the city for more than two decades and MLA for four years, was appointed after a 24-hour voting process on Saturday.

"I am truly honored that the party members have chosen me to represent the Green Party B.C.," Ney said in a statement.

Ney has been teaching elementary and middle school for 32 years.

Politics in the family

His father Frank Ney was mayor of Nanaimo for 21 years and a provincial MLA from 1969 to 1972. Michele Ney is one of 11 children.

She said in a statement she is anxious to pressure the government to support progressive economic policies, build transport options for the 21st century and invest in the next generation through education.

Leonard Krog, of the NDP, left his seat on November 30 after being elected mayor of the city, forcing the election.

Sheila Malcolmson, a member of the NDP, is seeking nomination to run for the new provincial Democrats.

Local businessman Tony Harris is running for the B.C. Liberals Party

The date has not yet been set for the election.

With files from Canadian Press.


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