Asked which individual they would have most liked to have seen run for the provincial New Democrat leadership but didn't, a small plurality of Public Eye readers said Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson. Mr. Robertson, who the served as the MLA for Vancouver-Fairview prior to becoming mayor, was the choice of 17.3 percent of the survey's 335 respondents. By comparison, 12.5 percent of respondents would have wanted to see British Columbia New Democratic Party president Moe Sihota enter the race, while 12.2 expressed a preference for Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Nathan Cullen. Sierra Club of British Columbia executive director George Heyman was favoured by 10.4 percent of respondents, while just 2.4 percent wanted to see Raincoast Research Society founder Alexandra Morton make a bid to succeed Carole James.
January 25, 2011