Originally Posted by whatnext
It does indeed seem a stupid move. I saw Jenny Kwan standing sullenly on TV. What a dim bulb she is, how does she manage to keep getting re-elected, just the Chinese last name?
Jenny Kwan is the MLA for BC's safest NDP seat - Vancouver Mount Pleasant, which incorporates the DES and Strathcona. It even survived the 77-2 NDP rout of 2001. More importantly, Kwan is a senior caucus member, which doesn't bode well for James.
As for the 11 - 13 NDP MLA's who now have publicly "outed themselves" opposing James' leadership (listed below), if 1/3 or more of James' NDP caucus opposes her leadership, how is James now supposed to convince BC'ers that she's "Premier" material?
Again, NDP insiders suggest that some of these MLAs might jump ship and sit as Independents or form a new party perhaps as early as next week:
Katrine Conroy, Kootenay West
Gary Coons, North Coast
Guy Gentner, Delta North
Leonard Krog, Nanaimo
Jenny Kwan, Vancouver-Mt. Pleasant
Harry Lali, Fraser Nicola
Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke
Lana Popham, Saanich South
Doug Routley, Nanaimo-North Cowichan
Michael Sather, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
Nicholas Simons, Powell River-Sunshine Coast
Claire Trevena, North Island