Port Coquitlam MLA Mike Farnworth isn't revealing much in light of the leadership questions engulfing his party.
B.C. NDP leader Adrian Dix is expected to make an announcement on his leadership plans next week, though Farnworth wouldn't indicate whether he supports Dix remaining on as the party leader, or if he will attempt a second bid at the party leadership should Dix step aside.
"What he's said is that he will do what's in the best interest of the party and I think that's the appropriate thing for him to do," Farnworth said Thursday.
"That's his decision to make and he's asked for the room to do that and I think all of us in caucus have agreed that's what should take place."
Farnworth narrowly lost to Dix during the party's 2011 leadership race. The final tally had Dix up by less than 700 votes.
"I'd have to seriously consider it. I ran last time, I came very close and so obviously I'd have to seriously think about it," he said.
"I did think it was over, and I didn't think there would be another opportunity. But there may well be."
Farnworth also distanced himself from a group calling itself Forward BC NDP. The group's presence within the party came to light earlier this week, though details are sketchy as to who belongs to the coalition or what they're trying to achieve.
"I'm not part of it and I really don't know much about it," he said.
Farnworth also suggested that he's come to terms with his party's devastating election loss in May.
"When you don't win a general election, of course it's very disappointing and very frustrating," he said.
"But you just get up and realize that the role that the public has given us is in Opposition. We've got a job to do and we have do it."
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