Maple Ridge NDP MLAs sworn into Legislature

VICTORIA – Lisa Beare and Bob D’Eith were sworn into the Legislature virtually today as the re-elected BC New Democrat MLAs for Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge–Mission following an historic election. They joined the largest BC New Democrat caucus ever elected.

The 57 new BC NDP members were sworn in as part of British Columbia’s 42nd Parliament, all focused on supporting people through the COVID-19 pandemic and delivering on their commitments to British Columbians.

“It’s a privilege to be able to work for the people in my community for another term,” said Lisa Beare, MLA for Maple Ridge–Pitt Meadows. “People are worried about the future, but our New Democrat team is ready to get to work to keep British Columbians safe and build our province back better.”

“The breadth of talent and experience in our new caucus is impressive, and I am eager to work alongside my new and returning colleagues to make life better for people in BC,” said Bob D’Eith, MLA for Maple Ridge–Mission. “I’m so grateful to the people in this community who have given me the opportunity to continue representing them.”

The election of this New Democrat caucus features a number of notable milestones, including:

  • First majority-women governing caucus in Canadian history
  • Largest BC NDP caucus in history
  • Highest number of IBPOC MLAs ever in a caucus in BC

British Columbians put their trust in New Democrats to lead the province’s pandemic recovery, and this diverse team will ensure no one gets left behind as we move forward.