Battle-weary B.C. New Democrat Leader Carole James has survived a crucial vote over the question of her leadership.

Delegates at the party’s provincial council meeting have rejected a plan to hold a leadership convention next year, 97 votes to 18.

The vote came after James pleaded with party members to stop fighting with each other and start working together to form the next government.

At least four NDP constituencies are openly questioning James’s leadership, and she admitted that as many as 13 members of her caucus are unhappy with the way she governs their party.