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BC Liberals name Tony Harris as candidate in Nanaimo by-election

Local businessman Tony Harris (R) is named to run in a provincial by-election in Nanaimo. (Source: Twitter/@Wilkinson4BC)

NANAIMO (NEWS 1130) – The BC Liberals have named a local businessman to run in Nanaimo’s by-election.

Tony Harris, the son of late car dealership and mobile phone mogul Tom Harris, will run in hopes of creating a tie between the Liberals and NDP-Green alliance in the legislature.

RELATED: MP Sheila Malcolmson to seek BC NDP nomination in Nanaimo by-election

Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog won the mayoral race in that city last month, prompting the need for the by-election.

NDP MP Sheila Malcolmson, is seeking the BC NDP nomination for the by-election, which is expected to take place before the next budget is tabled in February.