New Westminster: B.C. NDP leadership candidate John Horgan’s caucus support reached 15 on Sunday with the announcement of ten more MLAs supporting his bid.

Horgan told a boisterous crowd at a New Westminster rally that real leadership takes a strong and diverse team that can connect with British Columbians across the whole province.

“I am incredibly grateful for the support and encouragement from this group of talented and committed colleagues and the growing number of New Democrats throughout the province,” said Horgan. “They are a reflection of the diversity of our province. Together, we will offer British Columbians real leadership for all B.C. to replace Premier Clark and her empty slogans.”

At the rally, Horgan laid out his vision of a prosperous and caring province that unites British Columbians.

“Real leadership isn’t a jobs plan that delivers the worst job creation record in Canada,” said Horgan. “Real leadership is setting ambitious and achievable goals for better jobs, education, health care and environmental protection, and bringing British Columbians together to achieve those goals.”

The New Westminster rally capped off Horgan’s campaign launch week, where he engaged young leaders, resource communities and the Lower Mainland’s diverse population.

Horgan’s campaign continues to gain momentum as he takes his message of the need for real leadership for all B.C. to communities across the province.

B.C. NDP MLAs now supporting John Horgan’s leadership bid:
Robin Austin, Skeena
Harry Bains, Surrey-Newton
Raj Chouhan, Burnaby-Edmonds
Judy Darcy, New Westminster
Kathy Corrigan, Burnaby-Deer Lake
David Eby, Vancouver-Point Grey
Mable Elmore, Vancouver-Kensington
Scott Fraser, Alberni-Pacific Rim
Sue Hammell, Surrey-Green Timbers
Carole James, Victoria-Beacon Hill
Maurine Karagianis, Esquimalt-Royal Roads
Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston
Bill Routley, Cowichan Valley
Jane Shin, Burnaby-Lougheed
Claire Trevena, North Island