Corfield nominated as Liberal candidate for by election

Michelle Corfield

0316 - Michelle Corfield will carry the federal Liberal party banner for Nanaimo-Ladysmith in the October general election, or a byelection if one is called earlier.

Corfield won the nomination over Melissa Hall on Saturday, getting the majority of the 115 votes that were cast. Corfield is on a leave of absence as chair and director of the Nanaimo Port Authority.

She said after 25 years of working to push the envelope from the outside, she hopes to be on the inside to shape legislation and move Nanaimo-Ladysmith forward. Her platform will be to promote good-paying jobs, the environment and supporting those who can't support themselves.