The NDP MLA for Powell River-Sunshine Coast says he’s going to miss his colleague Leonard Krog.

Krog’s decision to leave the BC Legislature to become the Mayor of Nanaimo could have an impact on British Columbians.

Nicholas Simons who is aware that a by-election needs to happen soon in order to fill Krog’s seat and he believes the NDP is ready for what’s ahead.

“Politics is interesting here in British Columbia,” said Simons.

“I’m quite confident that we’re going to put our full effort into ensuring that Sheila Malcolmson is successful in Nanaimo. She has a good reputation and she’s a solid representative of her constituents.”

Simons doesn’t believe the bye-election will be a problem for the New Democrats.