Premier Christy Clark sworn in as B.C. MLA
B.C. Premier Christy Clark has been sworn in as a member of the provincial legislature today after a narrow byelection victory earlier this month.
Clark became BC Liberal leader and premier before she had a seat in the legislature, prompting her to call a byelection that was held on May 11.
She ran in the Vancouver-Point Grey riding vacated by former premier Gordon Campbell, who announced his resignation late last year and formally resigned his seat after Clark became premier.
The vote was unexpectedly close, with Clark defeating New Democrat David Eby by just 600 votes.
Clark is expected to take her seat in the legislature today and participate in her first question period since becoming Liberal leader and premier.
Today's question period will also mark the first time the premier will face off against the new Opposition Leader, Adrian Dix of the NDP, who was elected to lead that party in April.
Clark was B.C.'s deputy premier and children's minister when she left politics in 2004, moving on to become a popular radio hotline host before seeking the Liberal leadership.