Wednesday, October 16, 2013

For Nathan Cullen, the quest for the BC NDP Leadership may all come down to timing

The list remains fairly open so far in the race to replace BC NDP leader Adrian Dix, but for one high profile NDPer, the longer the race will go, could be key as to whether he does or doesn't take the political plunge.

Nathan Cullen, the NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley has been going over the possibilities in the last few months, trying to reach a decision on what is best not only personally, but politically for both he and the region he currently represents.

However, it seems he's at least finding some parameters to work with, when it comes to a timeline for his decision.

In an item for the Huffington Post, the NDP MP stressed that in his case, the prospect of a leadership campaign in 2015 would be better than one in 2014 and that may very well make the difference in his decision.

In the Huffington Post article, he offers up a fairly in depth review of his thoughts and some key points for the party, many of them on the nature of the BC NDP race and what the party needs to examine as they move forward.

Recently he outlined for the Northern View that he's turning to his constituents for counsel on his decision and for the Prince George Citizen he outlined how he's ticking off some boxes when it comes to the decision.

But in the end, after all that consultation and soul searching, it may turn out to be what day on the calendar the leadership race begins,  that may sway his decision one way or another.

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