B.C. premier calls byelections to replace 2 Metro Vancouver MLAs
Vacant ridings of Vancouver East and Coquitlam-Burke Mountain up for grabs
British Columbia Premier Christy Clark has called two byelections for Feb. 2 to replace members of the legislature who ran for federal office.
Vancouver-Mount Pleasant MLA Jenny Kwan left her post on July 8 last year to run as the New Democratic Party candidate in Vancouver East.
Liberal MLA Doug Horne vacated the Coquitlam-Burke Mountain seat in August to run for the Conservatives in the October federal election.
Kwan won, but Horne lost to a Liberal candidate.
Under the law, a byelection must be called within six months after the Chief Electoral Officer has been notified that the seat is vacant.