Earlier, we reported Victoria Labour Council president Mike Eso was making a bid for the provincial New Democrat nomination in Saanich North and the Islands. But, on Saturday, constituency association members rejected that bid and instead elected Gary Holman to that position. Mr. Holman was the New Democrat candidate in that riding during the 2009 election - coming in 245 votes behind incumbent Liberal candidate Murray Coell. It's widely-rumoured that Mr. Coell won't seek another term in office.
July 11, 2011