A Nanaimo father of two and self-described generational “Shack Islander” has decided to run as an independent candidate in the federal election.

Geoff Stoneman, who works as a plumber and gas fitter, has been confirmed by Elections Canada as an independent candidate for the Nanaimo-Ladysmith riding.

In an interview with the News Bulletin, Stoneman said he chose to run as an independent because he believes there are a lot of people in Nanaimo, who are middle-income blue-collar workers, who either don’t vote or don’t feel that current political parties represent them.

‘Blue collar’ candidate running as an independent in Nanaimo-Ladysmith

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