NDP Communications Director Will Resign After Burnaby South By Election

The director of communications for the NDP is quitting her job once the crucial Burnaby South byelection test for the party is over.

Kerry Pither, who came into the role early last year, told she’s stepping down March 1 to spend more time with her family.

She cautioned not to take her departure as a sign the party is floundering ahead of October’s federal election.

“We agreed when I came on that I could only stay for a few months,” she said Saturday.

Pither’s family lives in the U.S., and she explained the travel and long hours of an election campaign were too difficult to manage with family obligations.

“My family comes first.”