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Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang says he won’t seek re-election

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Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang is calling it quits after a decade in politics.

He is the latest to join a list of Vision members who won’t seek re-election. Andrea Reimer was the first to announce last October, followed by Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson and councillor Tim Stevenson.

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But Jang said his decision had nothing to do with their departure.

“I actually had told Gregor when I was elected last term, that this would indeed be my last term,” said Jang.

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He said the party needs to make room for new people.

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“All political parties, whatever stripe they may be, need to adapt and change and I think that’s what’s going on with Vision,” said Jang.

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He says he wanted to announce the news earlier but his dad recently passed away and his daughter moved away.

During October’s by-election, Vision Vancouver’s candidate came in fifth and the party lost a seat to the Non-Partisan Association (NPA).

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