No run for Richard Frederick?

Former Housing Minister, Richard Frederick, appears unlikely to contest the next general elections, reliable sources have told the Times.

According to the sources, Frederick is expected to make an announcement on his programme on MBC Television tonight.

The sources have indicated that the reasons that the former Housing Minister is expected to not consider another bid for the Castries Central seat for which he was the incumbent, are a short time frame leading to the June 6, 2016 general elections and the fact that he will be facing two main political parties in the battle.

“Much more time is needed to run an effective campaign,” the sources told the Times.

Frederick was expelled from the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), in August 2014, while an outspoken critic of party leader, Allen Chastanet.

Chastanet defeated former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, in a race for the leadership of the party.

Frederick has reportedly said in the past on his television show that King is his number one choice for Prime Minister of this country.

But he is also reported to have said that he would support current Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, anytime over Chastanet as Prime Minister.

The former Housing Minister Minister has in the past said that he has worked with Chastanet and seen his spendthrift ways, which the country does not need.

Times sources have asserted that Frederick is likely to maintain that position on his show tonight.