SURREY Mayor Dianne Watts announced on Wednesday that she will be seeking the Conservative nomination for the Surrey-White Rock federal riding, thus ending speculation that she might join the federal Liberals.
On Wednesday afternoon Watts was seen by some South Asians with federal Liberal fixer Prem Vinning (also known as Peter – remember the radio impersonation incident with then-premier Gordon Campbell?!) at a small cafe just near Surrey-Newton MLA Harry Bains’ constituency office.
Many wondered if with the Liberals under Justin Trudeau in Number 1 position in Canada, as all polls have shown consistently for months, Watts would join that party.
But in the evening she said she would join the Conservatives.
Watts will no longer be able to canvas for Surrey First.
2013 Riding Description
Consisting of those parts of the Greater Vancouver Regional District comprised of: (a) the City of White Rock; (b) that part of the City of Surrey lying southerly of a line described as follows: commencing at the intersection of the westerly limit of said city with Highway No. 10 (58th Avenue); thence easterly along said highway (58th Avenue and 56th Avenue) to 192nd Street; thence southerly along said street to 56th Avenue; thence generally easterly along said avenue to the easterly limit of said city; and (c) Semiahmoo Indian Reserve.