Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson was named the new leader of the Christian Heritage Party of BC at the party’s annual general meeting in Abbotsford on Monday. (Submitted)

Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson named new leader of Christian Heritage Party of BC

Television and online personality acclaimed as new leader at party AGM in Abbotsford on Monday

Television and online personality Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson is the new provincial leader of the Christian Heritage Party of BC.

The former co-host of the national daily show The 700 Club Canada was acclaimed as the leader of the CHP-BC during its annual general meeting in Abbotsford on Monday.

“I’m going to need your help,” she said to those gathered following her acceptance of the position. “What I see in Canada is a lack of courage; we need people with the courage to stand for what’s right; you had the courage to embrace a party that has the word ‘Christian’ in its name; imagine what kind of courage that takes today. But in Canada, most of us follow the love of our neighbours and peace.”

CHP national leader Rod Taylor stated his confidence in the new provincial leader.

“Laura-Lynn has already paid a price for her bold convictions and has shown her integrity in declaring the truth, even when it is rejected by hostile leftist ideologues,” he said.

RELATED: People’s Party of Canada chooses B.C. women as its first candidates

She most recently ran for The People’s Party of Canada in the Red Deer-Lacombe riding in Alberta for the 2019 Canadian federal election. She finished fourth in that race, earning 3.6 per cent of the vote.

Thompson also ran in the Burnaby South riding during that area’s 2019 federal by-election. She finished fourth place in that race and earned 10.65 per cent of the vote. Back in 2018 she ran for a spot on the Burnaby school board and finished 11th out of 13 candidates.

She made local headlines in 2018 after claiming that more than 100 students walked out of a school presentation about sexuality and gender at Abbotsford’s Robert Bateman Secondary School. The Abbotsford School District later stated that the walkout did not occur.

RELATED: School district denies claim 100+ students walked out of SOGI presentation

The CHP-BC earned 0.17 per cent of the vote in the 2017 B.C. provincial general election.

abbotsfordBC politics

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

Okanagan rental housing market facing challenges due to COVID-19

The impact on real estate markets remains a wildcard

Two new COVID-19 cases reported in Interior Health

The total number of Interior Health cases since the beginning of the pandemic is now at 522

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Kelowna man injured during arrest sues RCMP

Supreme Court civil claim alleges Dustin Blondin was the victim of an ‘unprovoked attack’

PHOTOS: Ghost sighting in Vernon’s Polson Park

Mom and daughter photoshoot brings joy and laughter to bystanders

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Parks Canada not responsible for Mount Kobau blockade

Nearby residents have been vocal about plans to turn the area into a national park

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Most Read