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MLA Ravi Parmar to run for second term in new riding of Langford-Highlands

His Langford-Juan de Fuca riding will cease to exist due to electoral redistribution
Langford-Juan de Fuca MLA Ravi Parmar plans to run in the new riding of Langford-Highlands in the next provincial election. (Black Press Media file photo)

Langford-Juan de Fuca NDP MLA Ravi Parmar plans to run in the new Langford-Highlands provincial electoral district in the next B.C. election.

Parmar is completing the required paperwork for the nomination after receiving approval from Premier David Eby.

“It has been an absolute privilege to serve our community as MLA,” said Parmar, who was elected MLA for Langford-Juan de Fuca in a byelection in 2023.

“It was a very challenging decision because I love this entire community (from Langford to Port Renfrew).”

Langford-Juan de Fuca will cease to exist in the next election, the result of redistribution by the B.C. Electoral Boundary Commission that created two new ridings in the fast-growing region where there was previously one.

Langford-Highlands includes most of Langford and the Highlands, while the new Juan de Fuca riding spans from Metchosin to Port Renfrew and includes the Malahat and parts of the Cowichan Valley.

“Like any other person, I have to go through the nomination process, so I’m submitting my complete package to the party with the intention to run for a second term,” Parmar said.

Parmar said the new Langford riding was a natural place for him to run for re-election: his home is in Langford and he’s lived in the community for more than 25 years.

“Living in Langford, my heart is in Langford,” Parmar said, adding he’s always had a special connection with Sooke especially with his ties to the local school district.

Parmar served as a Sooke school board trustee from 2014 and as board chair from 2017. Prior to his election, he also served as a ministerial advisor and chief of staff to various provincial ministers.

In 2023, Parmar won Langford-Juan de Fuca with a margin of 4,577 votes, outpointing Conservative challenger Mike Harris 7,279 to 2,702 in the race to succeed incumbent MLA and former premier John Horgan.

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