BC Liberal MLA Andrew Wilkinson Visits the North Coast as Leadership Campaign Continues

A candidate vying for the BC Liberal Party's leadership made stops in the North Coast.

Andrew Wilkinson represents the Vancouver-Quilchena riding and had snacks and coffee with residents in Prince Rupert and also spoke with party members in Terrace Thursday.

He believes a key to success will be spending more time engaging with voters on what matters to them. 

"I've lived and worked all over this province. I have great rapport with people in all corners of this province. I've been the party president in the past. I get the politics, the economics of this province. I think I can do a good job representing the BC Liberals and take us through the next election."

Wilkinson talked about LNG and where it currently stands in the province. He believes it will happen.

"I'm very optimistic we will have LNG facilities on the west coast of British Columbia, Kitimat, Prince Rupert; probably both. It's just the matter of time. We have to remain focused, optimistic because that's where British Columbia's future lies. It's the benefit of using our resources to benefit all British Columbians."

He believes a key to success will be spending more time engaging with voters on what matters to them. 

"I've lived and worked all over this province. I have great rapport with people in all corners of this province. I've been the party president in the past. I get the politics, the economics of this province. I think I can do a good job representing the BC Liberals and take us through the next election."

Wilkinson believes he's also the guy that will unite party members who sit in various areas of the political spectrum.

The BC Liberals will choose the new leader in February.