Oct 11, 2012 / 12:39 pm
Dissidents within British Columbia's Conservative party say they were hoodwinked by their leader John Cummins when he didn't resign.
Surrey-White Rock constituency association president Allison Patton says those opposed to Cummins leadership were told yesterday that a deal had been reached where Cummins would quit, but keep his $4,000 per month salary for six months.
Instead, Cummins did a round of media interviews saying he wouldn't quit and that "things were going remarkable well" within the party.
Cummins brushed off those opposed to his leadership as a noisy, but small group of party members.
Patton and several other party dissidents held a news conference in Vancouver later in the day Wednesday where they gave Cummins until Friday to resign.
Patton says the BC.Conservative Party, which was challenging the governing BC Liberals in public polling numbers six months ago, is now in destruction mode under Cummins' continued leadership.
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