Andrew Wilkinson speaks to CBC news on Jan. 22, 2018. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Andrew Wilkinson speaks to CBC news on Jan. 22, 2018. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Andrew Wilkinson was announced as the new leader for the B.C. Liberals Saturday night.

Party members voted online and by phone — through a preferential ballot.

Wilkinson is tasked with putting the party back in government, after their defeat following a 16-year term in office.

He beat out five other candidates for the position.

The decision was announced at the party’s convention, in the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre.

—More to come—

Julian Kolsut