Stone still considering bid for Liberal Party leadership

By Doug Collins
September 24, 2017 - 11:12am Updated: September 24, 2017 - 1:37pm

KAMLOOPS — With other names starting to surface for the leadership of the B.C. Liberal Party, Kamloops South Thompson MLA Todd Stone says he's still carefully considering a bid for the leadership himself.

Stone posted a You Tube video this morning, saying he's still mulling over the idea of taking a crack at the top post in the party. He says-quote- "it's a decision that I'm carefully considering."

Stone says the next leader should have a fresh vision for the future of B.C. He says he's had lots of encouragement from Kamloops and around the province to seek the leadership, but says he hasn't made a final decision yet.

Stone says "we need a leader who listens and who acts to make lives better. We need a leader who understands how to keep our economy strong and respects the hard earned money you send to government."

One thing Stone was definite on. He says if he ran as leader, the Liberals would not accept taxpayer subsidies. 

MLA Sam Sullivan has already announced he is in the race. MP Dianne Watts announced her bid Sunday afternoon, and MLA Andrew Wilkinson could throw his hat in the ring tomorrow. 

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