Former NDP candidate going Green for South Surrey-White Rock byelection

Pixie Hobby, a federal candidate in 2015, announces support for Larry Colero

A former NDP candidate is going Green in the upcoming byelection.

According to a news release issued Wednesday evening, Pixie Hobby is endorsing Green Party candidate Larry Colero for the South Surrey-White Rock seat.

“I am excited to offer my support for Larry Colero. He is a most honest, caring and intelligent person, and someone I would be proud to call my MP,” Hobby states in the release. “And, my experience tells me that there is only one party in Canada that is fundamentally dedicated to securing the change we need to face the challenges of our times.”

Hobby, an environmental lawyer and South Surrey resident, ran against Colero in the 2015 election that saw former Surrey mayor Dianne Watts fill the seat under the Conservative banner.

The byelection, set for Dec. 11, was triggered by Watts’ decision in September to resign her position to pursue leadership of the BC Liberals.

Hobby could not be reached for comment by Peace Arch News press time Thursday morning, however, in an email chain shared by Green Party of Canada spokesperson Sonia Theroux, Hobby describes the quote attributed to her in the news release as “fabulous.”

UPDATE: In an email to PAN early Friday (Dec. 1), Hobby said she is no longer a member of the NDP – or any political party – and that her use of the word “fabulous” was to communicate to Theroux that “she had recorded my comments accurately.”

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Green Party candidate Larry Colero (File photo)

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