On Saturday, Surrey Now's Marisa Babic reported controversial former Surrey school trustee Mary Polak is looking to run for the provincial Liberals in Langley. But one person who won't be endorsing her is the riding's sitting MLA Lynn Stephens, who has announced she won't be running in the next election. In an interview with Public Eye, Ms. Stephens told us she would be supporting, "Anybody but Polak."
According to the backbencher, the former Surrey-Panorama Ridge by-election candidate is "an outsider. She has absolutely no connection to Langley at all. She's a parachute. It just mystifies me why she'd look outside Surrey." Nor does she buy the argument that Ms. Polak's values match Langley's values. "I think she's very unaware of exactly what this riding is. And she's never demonstrated she has any knowledge of the Langley riding at all. And she should remember that not only has Surrey changed in the last couple years but Langley has as well."