Has Jim Bennett quit Jinny Sims’ Surrey Forward or …?

IS Surrey mayoral candidate Jinny Sims’ Surrey Forward going backwards?

Surrey Forward campaign manager Stephen Carter says that he received their party’s council candidate Jim Bennett’s resignation on June 23. Bennett, who won Surrey’s 2020 Good Citizen of the Year Award, didn’t say why he had quit.

But Bennett told vancouverisawesome.com that broke the story on Monday: “There was somebody else who backed out early on and, and that person has gotten mixed up with myself before too.”

When The VOICE called Bennett on Tuesday, he hung up.

The VOICE also left a message for mayoral candidate Sims’ party for their response, but no one has gotten back to this newspaper so far.

Bennett’s photo and biography has been removed from Surrey Forward’s website

Surrey Forward’s other council candidates are June Liu, Ramon Bandong and Theresa Pidcock.