Chilliwack Liberal MLA John Les confirms he’s leaving B.C. politics

VICTORIA – Long-time Chilliwack Liberal MLA John Les confirms he won’t seek a fourth term in the provincial election next May.

Les thanked both the premiers he worked under and says the decision to leave was difficult.

Les, whose current post is parliamentary secretary to Premier Christy Clark, was elected in 2001 and says he’s looking forward to new challenges and exploring other opportunities.

His announcement is the first of three expected today, including Education Minister George Abbott and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil.

Former finance minister Kevin Falcon announced his resignation yesterday.

Clark says she will shuffle her cabinet next week.

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