Sundhu shares thoughts on Mulcair rejection

By Jill Sperling
April 10, 2016 - 1:43pm Updated: April 10, 2016 - 4:45pm

KAMLOOPS — With a vote of 52 per cent in favour of new leadership, Tom Mulcair is out as the federal New Democratic Party leader. 

Bill Sundhu was the party's candidate in Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo during the federal election in October, and was at the NDP convention in Edmonton this weekend. 

He said he was surprised by the number of votes seeking a leadership review. 

"One could sense over the last two days that it was going to be closer than many people first thought. One could feel the sentiment shifting," Sundhu said, "but I don't think anybody could have predicted that 52 per cent would vote for a leadership review."

Sundhu felt people wanted to move forward from 2015, and the party needed a change in order to be ready for the next election. 

Sundhu wouldn't reveal what his position was on Mulcair, but says this is a time to be gracious for all he did to hold former Prime Minister Stephen Harper accountable. 

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