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The faces standing behind James when she took her stand

New Democratic Party leader Carole James has said she has the support of the majority of her caucus. At her Dec. 2 press conference 13 of those supporters were physically standing behind her. Here's who was on hand, and who were not present but assumed to be in support of James.

Following James' expulsion of Cariboo North MLA Bob Simpson from the opposition caucus, there were 34 NDP MLAs holding seats in the legislature. Thirteen of them have been identified as wanting a leadership convention and are said to have signed a letter to James saying as much.

Responding to an attack from veteran Jenny Kwan, the MLA for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant, James appeared at the Vancouver press conference announcing MLAs will be “held accountable” for their behaviour at an emergency caucus meeting.

Backing James at that announcement were:

Harry Bains, Surrey-Newton

Dawn Black, New Westminister

Raj Chouhan, Burnaby Edmonds

Kathy Corrigan, Burnaby-Deer Lake

Adrian Dix, Vancouver Kingsway

Mable Elmore, Vancouver-Kensington

Mike Farnworth, Port Coquitlam

Rob Fleming, Victoria-Swan Lake

Sue Hammell, Surrey-Green Timbers

Spencer Herbert, Vancouver-West End

Maurine Karagianis, Esquimalt-Royal Roads

Bruce Ralston, Surrey-Whalley

Diane Thorne, Coquitlam-Maillardville

Absent, but not among those known to be pushing for James to go, were:

Jagrup Brar, Surrey-Fleetwood

Doug Donaldson, Stikine

Scott Fraser, Alberni-Pacific Rim

John Horgan, Juan de Fuca

Michelle Mungall, Nelson-Creston

Bill Routley, Cowichan Valley

Shane Simpson, Vancouver-Hastings

Of this group, it should be noted, most are on record supporting James' continued leadership, some more vocally than others.

A spokesperson in James' office did not respond to The Tyee by posting time.

Andrew MacLeod is The Tyee’s Legislative Bureau Chief in Victoria. Reach him here.

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