A chat with Adrian Dix
It has been a fairly rapid rise to power for an MLA first elected in 2005. Adrian Dix won the NDP leadership in April of this year and now heads up a Party that is riding a wave of confidence at the moment.
While Dix says he doesn't like to take polls - which have the NDP ahead of the Liberals currently - too seriously, especially 18 months out from an election, he does believe they are an indication of voters' dissatisfaction with the status quo.
"The polls are the reason there isn't an election this fall," Dix said, during a sit down interview with the Bulletin while in Kimberley this past weekend. "Christy Clark wanted one and the only reason she didn't call it is because she fell behind in the polls.
"But I don't like to take the polls too seriously at this point. We have to continue to do our job, to articulate a strong, clear agenda, particularly on the economy."
However, Dix says that he feels that there is a sense in the province that change is needed and wanted, and he feels the NDP is well placed.
"We are going to have really strong candidates in the next election. We have runoffs in seats where we've never had races like Kelowna and Vernon.
"There is a great deal of enthusiasm. Our NDP team is united while the Liberal team seems disunited and . elf absorbed."
By Carolyn Grant
November 15, 2011
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