BC NDP leader Adrian Dix takes the mic at Westsyde Secondary Town Hall in April

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix takes the mic at Westsyde Secondary Town Hall in April

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix: ‘It’s going to be a good one’

Dix said he expects his party's leadership race to heat up in January, and has expressed confidence in the NDP's current caucus.

BC NDP leader Adrian Dix told the Canadian Press on Monday that he expects the orange’s leadership race to intensify in the new year, and expressed confidence in the provincial party’s current crop of potential captains.

“I think there’s going to be great candidates from the current caucus,” Dix said, according to CP’s story on The Huffington Post B.C. “This is the strongest NDP caucus we’ve had in a long time. There are a significant number of caucus members who are in a position, I think, to run and win the leadership.”

“… The race will get going and it’s going to be a good race.”

Rumoured candidates for Dix’s job include NDP house leader John Horgan, 2011 runner-up Mike Farnworth, George Heyman, David Eby (who defeated Premier Christy Clark in May’s election), Rob Fleming, and Judy Darcy.

Last week, federal NDP MPs Peter Julian and Fin Donnelly removed themselves from consideration. MP Nathan Cullen also removed himself from consideration in November.