Cowichan Conservatives back their leader

Norm Sowden - Andrew Leong/file
Norm Sowden
— image credit: Andrew Leong/file

Two of Cowichan's more prominent voices from the right have stepped up to endorse B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins.

North Cowichan counciller Al Siebring and former federal Conservative candidate Norm Sowden have joined a string of party notables showing their support for Cummins amidst suggestions of behind-the-scenes leadership concerns.

Cummins position as leader is expected to be addressed at the party's annual general meeting Saturday in Langley, as the party attempts to position itself as a legitimate choice for right-leaning voters in the next provincial election.

B.C. Conservative Party president Reed Elley — another Cowichan resident and former Nanaimo-Cowichan MP — told the Globe and Mail there was “no hint of dissension” and that the leadership questions have been “blown all out of proportion” by the media.

Siebring is the party's platform development committee chair, while Sowden is the Cowichan Valley riding president.


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