SLP does not rule out landslide win

SLP does not rule out landslide win

The Chairman of the ruling Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Claudius Francis, has not ruled out the possibility of a landslide win by the party in the next elections.

“We believe we have what it takes to maintain the eleven and bring home perhaps four, five or even six more seats,” Francis asserted during a live interview this evening with Rehani Isidore of HTS television.

Seventeen seats are at stake in the upcoming elections, six of which are currently held by the opposition United Workers Party (UWP).

The SLP Chairman said his party knows that it takes hard work and dedication to win a seat, but has never shied away from hard work.

Francis explained that the SLP treats no seat as a safe one, pointing out that although Prime Minister Doctor Kenny Anthony has held his Vieux Fort South seat for four consecutive terms, it is still being regarded as a first time contest.

He disclosed that the same was true of the seats currently held by Castries East MP, Philip J. Pierre and Laborie MP, Alva Baptiste.

“We take every seat seriously,” Francis declared.

The SLP Chairman expressed the view that the record of the ruling party over the past four years is enough to ensure success, despite what he described as a “very nasty” campaign being waged by the UWP.

“We have a fair idea where that nastiness is coming from. The labour party is not going to campaign in kind. The labour party is going to base the election not on any nastiness but on record of achievement,” Francis declared.

He said the message the SLP wants to send especially to UWP leader, Allen Chastanet, is that none of his nastiness is going to work against the labour party in the upcoming polls.

Francis spoke as the labour party officially launched its Castries South East candidate, Joachim Henry, during a political meeting at Cul de Sac.



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  1. Mike
    April 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm Reply

    SLP is a party of hate and victimization that has marginalized half the population of St.Lucia. That pronouncement is really really rich after listening to the vitriol coming out of their mouths. A party that watches its poor people die with medical issues but does not hesitate to spend $11 million dollars on a $5 million dollar bridge. Labour is an evil plague that has bought fear and darkness to our beautiful island.

    1. Guava Jelly
      April 3, 2016 at 9:53 pm Reply

      Mike , you so right talking about bridges, them fellas even calling a box culvert a BRIDGE in canelles.

      They good

  2. Yoshi
    April 3, 2016 at 8:13 pm Reply

    I agree with you mike 100%, every project labour has undertaken has cost us two to three times more than it should and people haven’t seen a light in any of the promises they made. The poor are suffering even more, no jobs, crime has increased almost 100% and they area predicting a landslide win. There are too many people in this country that are still very politicaly ignorant, these are the people who think labour is a piece of cheese. I personally haven’t found an outside job since last election till now.

  3. Harold Edwardsa
    April 4, 2016 at 3:11 am Reply

    Such a statement from the SLP chairman demonstrates the level of arrogance in the party. This is a party that absolutely take the electorate for granted. Last week we heard the the deputy Prime Minister Philip Pierre state he would win his seat with a majority exceeding 1000 votes.
    People of StLucia we need to show the these politicians that we cannot be taken for granted.
    The problem we have in the forthcoming election is that the there is no reputable opposition.
    Come on all good citizens let’s form an alternative to these arrogant self centred politicians.
    We need to teach those politicians a lesson. This election I will not vote for any of them and will encourage my peers to the same.
    Only an apology from Pierre for his arrogance can change my mind.

  4. Observer
    April 4, 2016 at 7:40 am Reply

    SLP is not a political party in the true sense of the word. It is not about SERVING the people of St. Lucia. It is about USING the people for their own selfish means and survival.

    SLP is really a business organization controlled by s select core or cabal whose only purpose is to use St. Lucians so as to stay in power and allow their business and pockets to thrive. They are business men and politics is their nusiness. Their means of survival.

    SLP is not owned by its supporters. It is owned by this carbal group. That is what Mario michel found out but it was to late for him. Kenny is the controlling director and Leo the defacto director.

    But they cannot really be blamed because as businessmen they are seeking their interest. The blame simply belongs to their supporters. Their supporters who at the end of the day get nothing but only get to say their party is in power. The money and real power remains with that small group called the carbal.

  5. Bram Bram
    April 4, 2016 at 8:53 am Reply

    The people are sick and tired of Kenny & Co. Better Days, they have had enough of that red BS.

  6. JABAL
    April 4, 2016 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Yes they will be landslided out of government.

  7. Anonymous
    April 5, 2016 at 9:00 pm Reply

    PREDICTOR : If SLP wins this next election St Lucians can say good bye to prosperity and hello to deprivation and crime, more vat, more blood spilling, suicides, hopelessness and evil…god help us.

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