Former Premier Christy Clark is stepping down as leader of the B.C. Liberal party.
Liberal Party president Sharon White said in a statement that the party has 28 days to set a leadership vote.
Ashton said Clark's decision to resign was a personal one but also driven by larger ideals.
The statement says that Coleman and the BC Liberal Caucus will get straight to work preparing for the recall of the Legislature and will also provide details of critic appointments.
"She has done an outstanding job leading our province for the years that she did". A last minute shift in policy to include key points laid out in election platforms of both the BC NDP and BC Greens did nothing to alter public perception following the throne speech, which paved the road for a non-confidence vote.
"Together, we have achieved so much - winning a comeback election victory that nearly nobody thought possible, positioning British Columbia firmly as Canada's leading economy, and laying a strong foundation for future generations to achieve their dreams here", she said.
"Together, we have achieved so much - winning a comeback election victory that nearly nobody thought possible, positioning British Columbia firmly as Canada's leading economy, and laying a strong foundation for future generations to achieve their dreams here".
"As I have seen firsthand over the years, she has been fierce, tireless, and immensely generous in building one of the strongest provincial political parties in the country - and deserves our lasting appreciation and gratitude".
In Clark's case, she made herself accountable for her failure to return the B.C. Liberals to power.
"I think she just thought, 'I want to give these guys a chance to renew, '" he said.
The VOICE wrote: "It's time the Liberals dumped Clark and moved on with a new, respected leader like Andrew Wilkinson".
The MLA for Langley East since 1996 who hails originally from Penticton, Coleman said he will not challenge for the party's leadership.
She was shuffled to the children and families ministry in 2004 and signaled her unhappiness with that role by quitting politics ahead of the 2005 election. "She has been the premier who took British Columbia and put it on the world map".
The 82-year-old Republican, recently diagnosed with brain cancer and still recovering from surgery earlier this week, the stitches around his left eye clearly visible, voted against all but two other members of his own party in the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as Obamacare.
Telford said he doesn't expect the NDP government to call a by-election in her Kelowna West riding - a BC Liberal stronghold - very quickly.
"We won more seats than the other guys".