Third NDP candidate visits Vernon

Niki Ashton will meet with NDP party faithful at Vernon’s Pantry restaurant Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Federal NDP leadership hopefuls continue to make their way to Okanagan-Shuswap.

Niki Ashton will meet with party faithful at Vernon’s Pantry restaurant Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Ashton was first elected in Churchill, Man. in 2008 and she is chairperson of the House of Commons standing committee on the status of women.

She is a former university instructor and she has degrees in international affairs and global political economy.

There are seven individuals seeking the leadership of the official opposition March 24.

Candidates Paul Dewar and Peggy Nash have visited Okanagan-Shuswap in the last few weeks.