New role for former MP Randy White

The former Abbotsford politician has been appointed to a B.C. Conservative Party committee

  • Aug. 22, 2012 8:00 p.m.

Former Abbotsford MP Randy White has a formal role with the resurgent B.C. Conservative Party.

Last week, Conservative leader John Cummins announced several senior appointments to his election team. Named as co-chairs of a newly created issues management committee are White and Brian Peckford, the former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

White first won election to the House of Commons as a Reform Party candidate in 1993, representing Langley and Abbotsford, and he was re-elected in 1997, 2000 and 2004. He was caucus chairman and House leader. He wrote the legislation for the National Sex Offender Registry and the National Victims Bill of Rights.

White and Peckford both are retired and live on Vancouver Island.

“I am thrilled that Randy and Brian – who between them held senior public office for 30 years – have agreed to play important roles on our campaign team,” said Cummins.

Lambert Leung, currently the treasurer for the BC Conservative Party, has been named acting campaign manager.