BC Conservatives Introduce New Interim Leader
The British Columbia Conservative Party is pleased to announce that Scott Anderson has been appointed the party's Interim Leader. The appointment was confirmed by a unanimous decision by the newly elected Board of Directors immediately following the Annual General Meeting in Langley on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
Scott Anderson is a long time member and a four term board member of the BC Conservatives, having served on the Executive Board as a Member at Large since 2013. He has variously served the party as Chair of the Policy Committee, Election Readiness Committee, and most recently as Director of Communications.
Anderson is a business owner, a City Councillor in Vernon, BC, and until recently served as an officer in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves. His education is in Political Studies with a focus on international relations, and he is currently finishing a Master's degree in international relations at the University of British Columbia, preparatory to pursuing a doctorate in the same field.
"I am deeply honoured to be entrusted with the role of Interim Leader of this great party," said Anderson. "Having been on the inside through both the hard times and the good times, I can say with complete candor that I have never seen the party so united and energetic as it is now. My intention is to help brand the party as a home for all fiscal conservatives, including the thousands of former BC Liberals who were betrayed and left out in the cold by the recent Liberal Throne Speech."
"I believe that this is the time for all small ‘c’ conservatives to unite, no longer abandoning your core beliefs for an alleged ‘coalition’ that will do and say anything for your vote," continued Anderson. "I intend to ensure that this party remains on course towards becoming a strong, viable choice for British Columbians as we prepare to launch our 2018 leadership race. The BC Conservative Party is the Right Choice - Right Now."
The term of Interim Leader will last until a new Leader is elected by the general membership of the BC Conservatives.