The NDP continued building toward 2015 this afternoon with the nomination of Kennedy Stewart as the candidate for Burnaby South. NDP Leader Tom Mulcair was in attendance to mark the first NDP candidate to be selected in British Columbia.
"In 2011 Kennedy was part of our team that took Conservative ridings and painted them orange. Since then, his hard work, substantive contributions, and dedication have shown the people of this riding the benefits of electing a New Democrat MP," said Mulcair. “In 2015, he, along with the rest of our team will show, once again, that it is New Democrats who can defeat the Conservatives."
In addition to the 103 New Democrats elected in the 2011 election, 106 NDP candidates came second to the elected Conservatives.
“I am thrilled and honoured to become the candidate for Burnaby South New Democrats,” said Stewart. “I have a deep pride in this city – a pride that I know Burnaby New Democrats share.”
Stewart will serve the remainder of his term as MP for Burnaby-Douglas until the election in 2015.
“Kennedy has shown exceptional leadership as the Member of Parliament for Burnaby-Douglas and we’re excited to see him do the same here in Burnaby South," said Rob Nagai, Burnaby South NDP President.