FORMER minister and MLA Andrew Wilkinson is the new BC Liberal Party Leader.
Wilkinson garnered 4,621 points in the fifth and final round, defeating former Conservative MP and former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts who won 4,079 points.
MLA Michael Lee was eliminated in the fourth round in which Watts got 3,006 points (34.55 per cent) and Wilkinson won 2,862 points (32.89 per cent), while Lee garnered 2,813 points (32.56 per cent).
Watts had also led in the third round with 2,469 votes – 28.38 per cent of the total votes, with Lee coming second with 2,264 points (26.03 per cent) and Wilkinson coming third with 2,201 points (25.29 per cent). Former minister and MLA Todd Stone was last with 1,766 points (20.29 per cent) and got eliminated.