Pimm exits Liberal caucus, cites legal 'allegations'

Local MLA Pat Pimm has announced he has "stepped away" from the B.C. Liberal caucus after allegations have forced him to get a lawyer.

In a brief statement sent Monday afternoon, Pimm said he is staying on as an independent MLA.

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“I want to inform my constituents that allegations have been brought against me which require me to obtain legal counsel," Pimm wrote.

"While this matter is being resolved, I have stepped away from the Government Caucus and my role as Deputy Chair of the Committee of the Whole of the Legislature. I will be remaining on as MLA for Peace River North and sitting in the Legislature as an independent member.”

The nature of the allegations is unclear at this time. A call to Pimm has not been returned and his constituency office in Fort St. John declined further comment. 

Pimm announced last November he would not seek re-election in Peace River North. 

In June 2011, he briefly resigned from the Liberal caucus after a domestic dispute with his wife landed him a night in jail. Premier Christy Clark later welcomed him back into the fold. 

This is a developing story and will be updated as information becomes available. 


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