To start with, I will be voting for Dix in the next election, and having said that let me
address this issue. Clarke is elected she was elected in her riding and became a
member of the house, she is also the leader of the party and in a parliamentary
system being the leader she in this case is the Premier. In fact she could have been
elected leader of the party, and remained unelected in the house and still been the
Premier and yes it has happened before.
As for two different names, she can use a nickname if she wants there is no reason
not to. On official documents, she would sign her name as documented and can
in fact use the most notable name in public. In my view this is semantic nonsense.
God its hard to defend her also but in this case reality must prevail.