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Former Liberal MLA to run for Surrey council

Brenda Locke - Leader file photo
Brenda Locke
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Former B.C. Liberal MLA Brenda Locke is planning to run for Surrey council this November.

Locke said she was approached by Surrey First to run with that team, but is aiming right now to run independently. That said, she's not writing off any possibilities.

"It's way too early for any commitment to any one team," Locke said.

Locke is concerned about how the city appears to be separated into "geographic silos" where each community feels totally separate from the others.

"One thing in Surrey that we desperately need  is one big central arena or…. large public gathering place," Locke said. "I can't think of a city that doesn't have that one big stadium place."

Locke was Liberal MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers between 2001 and 2005, before being ousted by the NDP's Sue Hammell.

While in office, Locke served as minister of state for mental health and addictions.

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