A new Progressive Sustainable Surrey party has announced it’s running in the Oct. 20 election, with Imtiaz Popat as the two-person team’s mayoral candidate alongside council hopeful Deanna Welters. (Submitted photo)

Surrey election

Two-person ‘Progressive Sustainable Surrey’ slate joins election race

Imtiaz Popat is running for mayor under the banner, and Deanna Welters to run for council

Another new slate has materialized for the upcoming Surrey civic election on Oct. 20.

Previously announced mayoral candidate Imtiaz Popat is joined by council candidate Deanna Welters and together they call for reactivation of the inter-urban rail line instead of SkyTrain or LRT

Welters, who ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2011, is a director of the Green Timbers Heritage Society.

“I am running to save Green Timbers Urban Forest,” said Welters in a release. “Both the proposed LRT and Skytrain will be detrimental to the forest. The construction of either project will be damaging to the fragile ecology of the forest and noise from both systems will be permanently disruptive to the biodiversity in the forest.

“It will connect 16 communities from north to south and from east the west,” Welters added.

Popat said in a release that the interurban was “planned as a community rail service south of the Fraser that would run for Scott Road station through Newton, Sullivan, Clayton, Cloverdale, Langley, Abbotsford and all the way to Chilliwack at the fraction of the cost of the proposed LRT or Skytrain.”

Other slates in the upcoming Oct. 20 election in Surrey are Surrey First, Integrity Now, Safe Surrey Coalition, People First Surrey, Proudly Surrey, Independent Surrey Voters Assocation, as well as the Surrey Students NOW team that’s exclusively running for school board.

Click here to see a full list of candidates.

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See also: Proudly Surrey announces fourth school board candidate

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See also: Brenda Locke, Mandeep Nagra join McCallum’s Safe Surrey Coalition

See also: BUCHOLTZ: Surrey First naysayer goes out with a bang

See also: Woods joins Hayne’s Integrity Now slate as Surrey council candidate

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See also: Councillor Dave Woods resigns from Surrey First

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See also: Avi Dhaliwal joins Surrey Integrity Now as council candidate

See also: Proudly Surrey wants to build a Rita Johnston statue, rename the Pattullo to Bob Bose Bridge

See also: McCallum keeps ‘Safe Surrey Coalition’ name, announces new candidate

See also: Rina Gill joins Bruce Hayne’s ‘Surrey Integrity Now’ party

See also: Doug Elford resigns from his Surrey party to run with McCallum

See also: People First Surrey announces first two candidates

See also: Doug McCallum running for Surrey mayor

See also: Former Surrey First Councillor Bruce Hayne to run for mayor

See also: Tom Gill is Surrey First’s mayoral candidate

See also: Hayne splits from Surrey First: ‘It’s just not open and transparent the way I’d like it to be’

See also: Surrey First’s Mary Martin not seeking re-election this fall

See also: Surrey First Councillor Judy Villeneuve not seeking re-election this fall

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