BC NDP candidates Ravi Parmar and Joan Phillip hit the ground running as by-elections called.

Led by two strong candidates and a commitment to work hard for every vote, the BC NDP launched its by-election campaigns in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Langford-Juan de Fuca today.

Election day will be June 24, 2023.

Representing the BC NDP in Langford-Juan de Fuca is community leader and school board trustee, Ravi Parmar. His significant role in the expansion of public schools in the Sooke School District, coupled with his dedication to improving infrastructure and healthcare services, demonstrates his unwavering commitment to the people of his community.

"I am ready to get to work for people in Langford-Juan de Fuca," said Ravi Parmar. "Building on the record of my friend and mentor, John Horgan, I’m running to continue the work of delivering on what matters to our growing communities: housing, continuing to fund record school construction, healthcare, and putting more money back in your pockets. We’ve made great progress together, but there’s so much more to do."

In Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, the BC NDP is fielding respected Indigenous leader, Joan Phillip. With a lifelong commitment to justice, human rights, and the environment, Phillip will campaign hard to bring her extensive experience in community development and Indigenous affairs to the BC Legislature.

"I am honoured to stand for the BC NDP in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant," said Joan Phillip. "Our community deserves a fierce advocate, and I am committed to being that voice, fighting for justice, tackling housing costs, creating supports for mental health and addictions, and helping our healthcare system recover from the pandemic."

Over the next 28 days, the BC NDP’s candidates, who represent the passion and diversity of our province, will engage with thousands of community members and will encourage all eligible residents to cast their vote on June 24.