Tri-City News

Greens have candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville

Edward Stanbrough is the Green Party candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville - image SUBMITTED
Edward Stanbrough is the Green Party candidate for Coquitlam-Maillardville
— image credit: image SUBMITTED

The Green Party of BC has a candidate to run in this spring's provincial election in Coquitlam-Maillardville.

This week, the riding association acclaimed Edward Stanbrough to run in the riding currently held by NDP MLA Diane Thorne, who is retiring.

Stanbrough, 24, a New Westminster resident who has been a party member for a month, told The Tri-City News on Thursday he is "sick of the NDP and the BC Liberals" governing the province.

"I want to help the Greens get elected and make things better," said the recent anthropology graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University who is seeking political office for the first time.

In the 2009 provincial election, Green contender Stephen Reid took 5% of the vote in Coquitlam-Maillardville; under Michael Hejazi in 2005, the party won 6% in the riding, down from the 12% Elly Petersen drew in 2001.

In May, Stanbrough will face NDP candidate Selina Robinson, a Coquitlam city councillor who was acclaimed last November. The BC Liberals have yet to select their candidate for the Coquitlam-Maillardville race.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Port Mann Bridge use declined for most of 2014
 
Ioco lands an opportunity for Anmore, Port Moody to work together — Geller
 
Coquitlam man will face trial in March on sexual assault charge
Strong start for Terry Fox
 
Teen drives himself to hospital after being shot in Surrey
 
Witness to serious December crash in Surrey sought
MLA John Yap on medical leave after heart surgery
 
Richmond man wins an Academy Award
 
Float planes top airport complaints again

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.