The mainstream parties in Kamloops-South Thompson will have some last-minute competition.
Jessica Lea Bradshaw slipped in under the deadline to become the fifth candidate in the riding, running for the B.C. Libertarian Party.
Bradshaw, 34, who works as a care aid, has made no announcements about her candidacy, but she’s listed on the Elections B.C. website as a candidate. Deadline for nomination was Tuesday.
The Libertarians have fielded 30 candidates for the election. Party leader is Clayton Welwood, who is running in the North Vancouver-Seymour riding. He’s a 38-year-old cost controller for an international construction company.
Why did Bradshaw throw her hat into the ring? We’ll find out between now and election day, but the party’s Facebook page says it “stand for freedom in our social interactions and economics; that means that government does not interfere in business and trade with regulation, taxes and fees. We want to reduce the size, scope and cost of government.”
It goes on to say the Libertarians espouse “low taxes, small government, free markets and social tolerance” and “less crony capitalism, corporate welfare and subsidies.”
Bradshaw joins incumbent BC Liberal Todd Stone, the NDP’s Nancy Bepple, Donovan Cavers of the B.C. Green Party, and Communist Party candidate Beat Klossner on the ballot.