In early 2012 the BC Conservatives were on the rise They had an MLA, John Van Dongen, that had crossed from the Liberals. The party leader was a well known former federal MP, John Cummins. By in the fall of 2012 the party shot themselves in the foot and did not do very well in the 2013 election.
The party has had three years since then to build something up. The latest polling even shows there is an appetite for a party on the right. There seemed to be some life in the party and the new leader Dan Brooks had some energy but he resigned this spring.
The party is holding a leadership convention in mid September but no one seems interested in being the leader.
There is a need and desire in this province for a real right wing party but there is little chance the BC Conservatives will be that party.