Byelection unfair

This byelection in Kelowna is not fair ... the votes are counted and someone wins or someone loses, that is fair.

Dear Editor:

In the Vancouver Point Grey riding Christy Clark lost her seat in the legislature to David Eby, fairly and squarely.

In the Kelowna West riding, Ben Stewart won his seat fairly and squarely.

This is what an election is all about, the votes are counted and someone wins or someone loses, that is fair.

This byelection in Kelowna is not fair.

Ben Stewart is stepping down, not because he is ill, not because he has personal problems, not because he was arrested for drunk driving.

He is stepping down only for political reasons on behalf of the Liberal Party of B.C.

Now, because of his politically motivated actions, the taxpayers of B.C. must bear the cost of holding a byelection.

A byelection held solely for the purpose of getting Christy elected on behalf of the Liberal Party.

Asking the public to change the fact that Christy lost, at the public’s expense, is just not fair.

Alan MacKinnon

Nanaimo