Party Gains Strength in Numbers, Membership Nearly Triples
Vancouver - The BC Liberal Party has signed up over 50,000 new members since the start of the Leadership Race, showing British Columbians are excited about the candidates and the ideas they have brought forward over the last few months, BC Liberal Party President Mickey Patryluk said today.
“This dramatic increase in new members has pushed our membership mark so it's now approaching 90,000. It’s a clear signal of the enthusiasm that has been ignited by this leadership race,” said Patryluk. “Being part of this process reminds everyone involved in our party that every vote matters.”
In early November, the BC Liberal membership stood at 36,000. From the outset of the Leadership Race, the BC Liberal Party has vowed to adhere to strict guidelines to ensure a thorough review is conducted to validate new memberships. All facets of the party's membership process have been monitored and analyzed on a daily basis. With the party's membership deadline passing for eligibility to cast a leadership ballot, the validation process now intensifies with the inclusion of an external review based on statistical analysis and phone interviews.
“Our Party Executive and staff take the integrity of our Leadership Vote process extremely seriously,” said Patryluk. “We are committed to a fair and equitable process for all leadership contenders.”
All Party members will be eligible to cast a ballot in the February 26th Leadership Vote.