Conservatives have candidate for Alberni-Pacific Rim

EnidMary Sangster-Kelly will carry the B>C. Conservative Party standard in the Alberni-Pacific Rim constituency

EnidMary Sangster-Kelly

The political dance card is starting to fill in the Alberni-Pacific Rim constituency with the announcement this week that Errington resident Enid Mary Sangster-Kelly plans to run for the B.C. Conservatives.

Born in Lancashire, England, Sangster-Kelly  emigrated to Canada in the 1970s and soon became a Canadian citizen.

She initially made her home in Alberta, working with Alberta Health Care and the Workers’ Compensation Board. In 1994, after marriage and the arrival of three children, she and her young family moved to British Columbia.

A born-entrepreneur, Sangster-Kelly has co-owned and operated a small enterprise, Blooming Lovely Landscape Services, since moving to B.C.

She has also worked as a special events decorator and a children’s entertainer, and authored a weekly, humour column for the Morning Star.

When asked why she decided to throw her hat into the electoral ring, she likened the political situation in the province to a banquet she once attended.

“We were served pickled herring to start and akvavit to drink,” she said. “I took a taste of the herring and really didn’t like it, so I took a swig of the akvavit to get the taste out of my mouth. It was horrible. I was going back and forth. This is exactly what we are seeing with the Liberals and the NDP.”

“I would have asked to please have a long, cold drink of water,” she said. “What we need in B.C. is a long, cold drink of water to clear the palate.”

Sangster-Kelly  is married to Brian, her husband of 30 years, and together they have three adult children.

She joins incumbent Scott Fraser of the NDP in the race.

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