NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is facing pressure to present a unites team as he prepares to meet tomorrow with caucus members in Surrey, B.C.
Singh took over the helm of the besieged federal party almost a year ago and longtime NDP members want him to show his vision for the 2019 election which is just over a year away.
NDP strategist Robin MacLachlan says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has afforded the NDP a lot of space to show Canadians that the Liberal government is failing progressive voters.
He says he is personally disappointed Singh has yet to offer a clear plan to Canadians, adding the leader must put out a vision statement and prove the NDP can court those progressive voters.
MacLachlan says there is some hope among the base of the party that Singh’s bid for a seat in Parliament will help the party test drive its narrative for 2019.
Singh is planning to run in a byelection in the riding of Burnaby South after NDP MP Kennedy Stewart announced he would run as mayor in Vancouver but there is no date yet set for that byelection.