Dianne Watts leads in the second round of BC Liberal leadership race


FORMER Conservative MP and former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts led in the second round as well in the BC Liberal leadership race as she garnered 2,169 points – 24.93 per cent of the total points.

MLA Michael Lee was second again with 1,960 points (22.53 per cent) and former minister and MLA Andrew Wilkinson was third with 1,631 points (18.74 per cent).

Others: Former minister and MLA Todd Stone: 1,505 points (17.30 per cent) and former minister and MLA Mike de Jong: 1,436 points (16.51 per cent).

MLA and  former Vancouver mayor Sam Sullivan was eliminated after the first round in which he got 158 points (1.82 per cent).

Sullivan tweeted: “I’d like to thank everyone for their support and to wish good luck to the future leader of our @bcliberals Party. Our party is even stronger after this race.”

De Jong is eliminated for the third round.