North Okanagan-Shuswap residents take the reins of B.C. Conservatives

Salmon Arm's Tom Birch is president while elected as directors at large were Vernon's Scott Anderson and Lumby's Janet Green

Former Shuswap candidate Tom Birch is the new president of the B.C. Conservative Party.

Former Shuswap candidate Tom Birch is the new president of the B.C. Conservative Party.

There is a strong local presence within the B.C. Conservative Party.

During the party’s annual general meeting in Vernon Saturday, delegates elected Salmon Arm’s Tom Birch as president. He represented the party as the Shuswap candidate in the May provincial election.

Elected as directors at large were Vernon’s Scott Anderson and Lumby’s Janet Green.

Vice-president is Paul Redekopp of Abbotsford, while

Party members will elect a new leader in April.