Independent Politics

Vicki at the micBy choosing not to join a political party, my route to provincial office was different than any other MLA in the past 60 years.  As an independent MLA, I have my own staff – two researchers and two constituency assistants – who each help me each day as I work to represent my constituents and tackle the many challenges and opportunities we face.  Plus, unlike other MLAs, I am not constrained by party rules and doctrine, and can speak out on behalf of my constituents – no matter the issue.

To illustrate my commitment to accountability I have an open-book policy for any Delta South resident wishing to view my expense reports.  Contact my constituency office to set up an appointment.

 

 

Filed Content:

Banning applause: One small step for democracy is a giant leap for MLAs

Blog Post

I approached the government and opposition in April with a motion to ban applause during Question Period. Quebec’s National Assembly banned applause last fall, and the change in tone before and after the applause ban is evident.

Ban applause in Question Period, says Independent MLA

News Article

Victoria, B.C. – Delta South Independent MLA Vicki Huntington is calling on the premier and opposition leaders to ban applause during Question Period.

Huntington said a ban on applause would be a small step toward improving decorum in the House and would allow more time for questions and answers.

Independent MLA calls on government to stop using public money for political ads

News Article

Victoria, B.C. – Independent MLA Vicki Huntington used Question Period to call on the provincial government to end the use of public money for ads that contain political party messaging.  

Independent MLA introduces bill to ban big money from B.C. politics

News Article

Victoria, B.C. – Independent MLA Vicki Huntington introduced a bill in the legislature today to ban corporate and union donations from provincial and municipal politics. The legislation would also limit campaign contributions to $1,500 a year, and prohibit donations from individuals living outside the province.