News

Former Liberal MLA to run for Surrey council

Brenda Locke - Leader file photo
Brenda Locke
— image credit: Leader file photo

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

(VIDEO) Daniel, Henrik combine for OT magic in 3-2 win over Montreal
 
Late penalty kick costs Whitecaps playoff game
 
Eviction deadline looms for homeless South Surrey couple
EMS volleyball squads lead way at provincials
 
Awakening from a bad dream
 
South Surrey students set for water walk
Hamm named Canadian rugby all-star
 
Right on Track
 
Aldergrove soccer wins pair of games

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.