The Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo New Democrats will acclaim Gina Myhill-Jones as their candidate in the Oct. 21 federal election.
The nomination meeting will be held on Sunday, May 26, at 7 p.n. at St. Andrews on the Square, downtown at Seymour Street and Second Avenue.
Local NDP riding association president Bill Sundhu told KTW earlier this month the party was likely to acclaim Myhill-Jones as she was the lone person to have announced her candidacy the day before the deadline to file papers.
“After an exhaustive search and consultations across the riding, it is clear that New Democrats are placing their trust in Gina to reclaim this riding for our party” Sundhu said in a press release. “She is an active community leader and volunteer with a strong background of advocacy and commitment to helping others.”
Myhill-Jones is a community support worker in 100 Mile House, supporting people with physical and/or intellectual challenges.
She lived in the Lower Mainland for 10 years before moving to the 100 Mile House area, where she lives with her husband on a ranch just outside the town, She is a mother and grandmother.
Myhill-Jones is a member of both the federal and provincial NDP and was a door-to-door canvasser for Sundhu’s 2015 federal election campaign.
“Far too many people have been left behind and ignored by the Conservatives and the Liberals,” Myhill-Jones said in the release announcing her pending candidacy acclamation. “We need a government that is fair, transparent and honest. I think people in Kamloops, 100 Mile House and the North Thompson are tired of hearing the same old rhetoric and empty promises from scandal-ridden politicians doing politics the same old way.”
The NDP will also hold nomination meetings in 100 Mile House and Clearwater on Sunday.