Sylvia Lindgren will represent the NDP in the Shuswap constituency in the May provincial election.

Sylvia Lindgren will represent the NDP in the Shuswap constituency in the May provincial election.

NDP candidate acclaimed in Shuswap constituency

Sylvia Lindgren will take on Liberal incumbent Greg Kyllo in May's election

The NDP are ready to take on the Liberals in the Shuswap.

Sylvia Lindgren, an education assistant and president of CUPE local 523, was acclaimed as the NDP candidate Sunday.

“Christy Clark isn’t working for you,” said Lindgren, who will run against Liberal incumbent Greg Kyllo in the May election.

“The cuts she has been making to education – beginning when she was education minister in 2001 – may be the most cruel because they hurt children who are just starting out in life, but there are many other policies that stop people from getting ahead.”

Lindgren is also questioning the Liberal government’s priorities.

“Christy Clark’s government gives millionaires a billion-dollar tax break, but takes more money from you. From the increasing costs of MSP to ICBC and BC Hydro rates — local families are working harder but falling behind,” she said.

“Seniors are suffering from the under-staffing in care homes. The shortage of doctors is creating pain and anxiety. Something needs to change.”

Lindgren and her husband have lived in Salmon Arm for more than 20 years where they have raised three children and have one grandchild.

“Sylvia Lindgren has the community connections and hands-on leadership skills to be a great advocate for people in Shuswap,” said John Horgan, NDP leader.

“We need people like her on the B.C. NDP team because she knows that it’s time to build a better B.C.”