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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With news that Christy Clark had resigned as leader of the BC Liberal Party and also resigning as MLA in Kelowna West, reaction has been pouring in.

In a release, Clark stated she was proud of what she accomplished as former Premier and leader of the BC Liberal Party.

“Today, I informed my caucus colleagues of my intention to resign as leader of the BC Liberal Party, effective Aug. 4.

Serving as Premier and serving the people of British Columbia for the past six and a half years has been an incredible honour and privilege.

I am so proud of everything our BC Liberal Team has accomplished. From working to make British Columbia’s leading economy and creating more than 200,000 new jobs, to help thousands of single parents go from welfare to work through the Single Parent Employment Initiative, to British Columbia’s gift to the world, the protection of the Great Bear Rainforest.

I am certain that British Columbia’s best days lie ahead. Because British Columbians can, through hard work, determination and perseverance, achieve anything they sent their minds to.”

Sharon White, President of Today’s BC Liberals also released a statement to members and supports of the BC Liberal Party.

“I know you will agree with me that Christy Clark will be recognized as a truly transformational premier who leaves British Columbia better, stronger and with greater potential than ever before.

As I have seen firsthand over the years, she has been fierce, tireless and immensely generous in building one of the strongest provincial political parties in the country – and deserves our lasting appreciating and gratitude.”

White also announced that there will be a meeting of the Party Executive within the next 28 days to set a date and plan for a Leadership vote.

Many of Clark’s colleagues took to Twitter to thank her for her service including Rich Coleman and Bill Bennett.

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