Bishop seeks Delta council re-election

Delta Coun. Sylvia Bishop has announced she’s seeking another term in this November’s civic election.

A first-term councillor, Bishop said she’s proud of her record of working to protect and enhance Delta’s three unique communities.

Citing the controversial Southlands development recently passed by Metro Vancouver, Bishop said she is dedicated to ensuring the commitments made by the developer and the city are followed through.

“I’ll work to ensure the farmland given to Delta will be farmed while keeping in mind the sensitive forest and birding areas within the area,” she said. “And I’ll fight every day to protect the character of Tsawwassen, despite the significant challenges created by this and other projects in the area.”

So far, only two other councillors, Bruce McDonald and Ian Paton, have confirmed they will run again this fall, when council terms become four years in length. Lois Jackson, who has been mayor since 1999, also has yet to announce her intentions.

Announcements are expected shortly.

The only certainty is that a newcomer will claim the seat that has finally be vacated by Scott Hamilton, who became the Liberal MLA for Delta North in last year’s provincial election.

The civic election is set for Nov. 15.

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