The B.C. Conservatives will call Kamloops home if leadership candidate Dan Brooks has his way.
Brooks made the promise Wednesday, saying he intends to move party headquarters from Langley to Kamloops if elected leader during a convention in April.
“British Columbia’s great natural resource wealth is in the Interior, north and rural parts of the province, and I believe that elected representatives and decision makers must devote more time and attention to the opportunities and challenges facing residents living in these parts of B.C.,” Brooks said in a press release.
He said the newly located party headquarters would open with an office manager and communications director. Additional staff would be recruited as the party’s finances improved in advance of the 2017 provincial election.
“Our membership programs, fundraising efforts and social-media initiatives all will be centralized in Kamloops, which I regard as the transportation and communications hub for the province, Brooks said.
Brooks is one of two candidates vying to replace John Cummins, who stepped down as party leading in July. Rick Peterson has also announced his candidacy.
The party finished fourth in the May provincial election with 4.8 per cent of the popular vote.