Conservatives in town Friday

B.C. Conservatives' annual general meeting will be held at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Friday and Saturday.

B.C. Conservatives from across the province are making their way to the North Okanagan.

The party’s annual general meeting will be held at the Best Western Vernon Lodge Friday and Saturday.

“Although we didn’t do as well as we had hoped in the last election, we turned what was formerly a fringe party into a major political player,” said Scott Anderson, who ran for the party in Vernon-Monashee in May.

“From now on, we will be closely watched by the media to see if we build on our momentum and evolve into a mature political party, or relapse into the infighting that characterized the early part of 2012. For that reason it is crucial that we elect a smoothly functioning executive.”

During the AGM, delegates will elect the party president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer and four directors at large.

Anderson is seeking a spot as director at large while Shuswap candidate Tom Birch is vying for president.

“The AGM is not to choose the leader of the party. That election is in April 2014,” said Anderson.

Friday’s agenda will primarily be meet and greet social while on Saturday, there will be policy discussions and electing the executive.