Former UWP Executive member predicts party loss at the polls

Former UWP Executive member predicts party loss at the polls

Former Executive member of the opposition United Workers Party, UWP, Mary Polius, is predicting that the political organization will lose the next elections, if current internal divisions are not speedily addressed.

“ The party is in a state that would not lend itself to us winning the general elections and the polls are that showing that a great number of people will not vote because they are not happy with what obtains currently, but yet they don’t see a viable alternative,” Polius, a former Vice Chairman of the UWP, said on Thursday night.

She was the guest on Richard Frederick’s call in programme – Can I Help You, aired on MBC Television.

Polius told Frederick, who is the current MP for Castries Central and was expelled from the UWP, that she was in politics to win and not to remain in opposition.

She recalled that she had supported current UWP political leader, Allen Chastanet, but indicated that she had changed her mind after being around him, watching how he operates and witnessing how things have turned out in the party.

Polius, former UWP Leader, Stephenson King, and others had requested a meeting with Chastanet this week to discuss issues affecting the party.

The UWP leader has indicated that he is willing to meet, but could not do so because he had already scheduled an overseas mission.

Chastanet is expected to be away for at least a week, while the UWP convention is slated for November 15, 2015, just days after return.

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  1. Gene Smith
    November 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm Reply

    How do you expect to win an election when distracted creatures like you, Mary Polius, Spider Montoute, Stephen King and the rest of you losers have already tarnished the image of the United Workers Party by going to the media with issues which should have been discussed internally to arrive at a reconciliation. This election is not about Allen Chastanet, but about the welfare of the people of Saint Lucia. If the UWP loses the next election, you guys will have no one to blame but yourselves.

  2. UWP Supporter
    November 7, 2015 at 2:55 pm Reply

    But people like her the putting the division in the party. U have so many issues then go form ur party and take all ur friends with u

  3. Commenter
    November 8, 2015 at 9:30 am Reply

    Let me suggest an alternative title for this story: “Disgruntled and bitter former executive member hopes for UWP defeat at the polls”.

  4. Joe
    November 8, 2015 at 1:49 pm Reply

    Chastanet has been the UWP melee from 2007.
    From 2007 to 2011 he did not prove to be of leadership material only contributing to the divisiveness within this once great party.
    Many of his decisions were destructive from Boxing in Paradise to a myriad of other issues.
    He did not then or after taking over the leadership of the UWP prove to have the mettle or character to change anything for the better.

    The UWP is no better now than then.

    Polius is correct and hopefully the members of the UWP will realize that with Chasney we get 5 more years of Kenny.

  5. Nice
    November 8, 2015 at 4:59 pm Reply

    A party consisting of all BLACK MEN are allowing a white man and a coolie rule over them?
    And they doing it with an iron fist to the demise of the whole party.

    Black men of the UWP, stand-up and kick the white and coolie man out of the UWP.

  6. Theo Jean
    November 9, 2015 at 6:06 am Reply

    What a bunch: Mary Polius, Stephenson King, Rufus Bousquet, Keith Mondesir, Spider Montoute, not forgetting Preville. What are their achievements to date? None of them have a history of success at anything. Yet, they expect the country to follow their advice. Mondesir is the only one among that batch who can claim a career outside of politics, and even that has been questioned over the years.

    King lost an election when he was the incumbent when the country really did not want Anthony back for another 5 years. And now he wants to cast aspersions on someone else. Can you all remember that in the week following the elections of 2011, instead of staying and leading the fight over the questionable close seats that labour “won”, King ran off to Miami to lick his wounds? The party was rudderless as he was incommunicado, refusing to answer his phone. In any event, what has King done for all the years that he has been in politics? It is laughable that a man without any formal education beyond form 4 or 5 in a school that could not be considered one of the island’s best could aspire to the country’s top post in this complex world after have messed up so royally when circumstances landed him in the position. What i see here is manipulation from the back. Certain people are trying to place what they know to be a weak person in the top position so that they can control him from the back. We would have as de facto prime minister the very person that to one man or woman the country would deem unacceptable.

    Nuff said about Bousquet. His record speaks for itself. And Preville. When a man claims divine right to be prime minister, I am inclined to look for the straight jacket for him. And this guy is so angry!!!! SMH.

  7. Carl
    November 10, 2015 at 1:44 am Reply

    She is a broke as individual who wanted to be paid for everything. There are questions over finances and the womens arm of 2006 she needs to answer and further more i think uwp should send this sorry loser back to NDM

  8. Kimber
    November 10, 2015 at 5:53 am Reply

    The woman looks miserable. Spider needs to do a better job farming because this woman looks dilapidated and miserable

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