Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh likely to run in BC's Burnaby South bypoll

August 07, 2018 12:06 AM

Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is expected to run in British Columbia’s upcoming Burnaby South riding byelection. If successful, Singh would take over from NDP MP Kennedy Stewart, who is giving up his seat for a shot at the mayoral race.

A spokesperson for the party wouldn’t confirm the decision, but said many people in the Metro Vancouver suburb have been showing support for Singh and urging him to run in the next byelection.

“When Mr. Singh was in Burnaby last month he found that the problems people are facing there reflect so many of the issues Canadians are struggling with across the country,” the spokesperson said in an email.

The spokesperson told that Singh was “very moved by the support” and will make a decision in the near future.

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