Two senior advisers quit BC Conservatives with less than two months until election

BC Conservatives leader John Cummins.
BC Conservatives leader John Cummins. Kim Stallknecht, PNG

VICTORIA — With less than two months to go before the provincial election, the BC Conservative Party has lost two of its senior advisors.

Party advisor Will McMartin, and director of policy, research and communications Kristy Fredericks, both left the party on Friday, The Vancouver Sun has learned.

Campaign manager Jeff Bridge confirmed the departures in an interview on Monday, but would not discuss the reasons why.

“We recognize that from time to time, during political campaigns, people encounter personal difficulties. We try and deal with those as compassionately as possible,” he said.

“I can’t really comment on that because it’s human resources, but we thank Will and likewise Kristy.”

Bridge said the party has already brought in new people to fill the senior positions and help run the campaign, adding that he would be announcing their names shortly.

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