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Andrew Wilkinson is the new BC Liberal Party Leader
Andrew Wilkinson All photos by SUKHWANT SINGH DHILLON

Andrew Wilkinson is the new BC Liberal Party Leader

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.

MLA and former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan was eliminated after the first round in which he got 158 points (1.82 per cent).

Former minister and MLA Mike de Jong was eliminated after the second round in which he won 1,436 points (16.51 per cent).

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