The BC Liberals have a new name.
Party leader Kevin Falcon announced today (Wednesday) that members voted to change it to BC United.
Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Lorne Doerkson said he’s excited about the outcome and noted that this was something that was on the books for a long time to talk about.
“It’s been debated much. At our last conference, it was basically a standing vote amongst our members to go forth to a vote to the general membership and of course, that vote has happened over the last couple of days and it was quite decisive 80%.”
The online vote began on Sunday (November 13) and concluded Tuesday night (November 15) with over eight thousand members participating.
“For more than twenty years, our party’s name has been a constant topic of debate.” Party Leader Kevin Falcon said in a release, “A strong vote for BC United marks a new beginning.”
“It will be exciting for our members who of course are driving this, so this isn’t something that MLAs are driving, it’s been driven by our membership,” Doerkson added.
The next steps will include a ratification process to its constitution which will be part of a convention set to take place in the new year.
Following ratification, the implementation timing, logos, and other branding for the name change will be announced by the Leader, the BC Liberal Party said.