SLP vows to bounce back after defeat

SLP vows to bounce back after defeat

The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has said that it will bounce back despite its 11 to 6 defeat at the June 6, 2016 general elections.

Party General Secretary, Leo Clarke, told reporters that the SLP has suffered defeat before and has the propensity to recover.

“I have no doubt that after this defeat the SLP will again reorganize itself and continue to offer a credible slate to the people of this country that includes good leadership material,” Clarke told reporters.

He stated that the SLP respects the will of the people.

But Clarke described the election promises of the ruling United Workers Party (UWP) as a lot of fiction.

The SLP General Secretary asserted that the people bought some of what was sold to them by the UWP in relation to the removal of VAT, the reduction in property tax and other promises.

“We believe that a lot of those things will not easily become reality, but for the benefit of the country we hope for the best,” he said.

 SLP leader, Doctor Kenny Anthony announced after his party’s election defeat that he would not continue at the helm of the political group.

Anthony, who was reelected as MP for Vieux Fort South with a relatively small majority, also indicated that he would not lead the opposition.

Clarke explained that the SLP constitution dictates that after the formal resignation of the political leader is received, within seven days a national council meeting will be held.

The meeting will endorse the first deputy political leader, Philip J. Pierre, to act in the position of leader until the next party convention, the SLP General Secretary stated.

Clarke said the normal date of the convention would be October-November, where there would be an open election for the post of political leader of the SLP.

He expressed the belief that the SLP took the country out of a very dire set of circumstances in 2011 and brought to a place in 2016 where it was poised under proper management, to usher in a new period of growth and prosperity in this country.

“We hope that the current administration does not squander that opportunity,” Clarke said.

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21 Comments

  1. We Shall
    June 10, 2016 at 2:42 am Reply

    And we shall 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. Sad-But True
    June 10, 2016 at 3:11 am Reply

    And Leo, since we are going to rebuild and take our country back, we need you to go too. If we are going to change, let’s change through out. We need to also keep pollsters out of this island as they create more problems in the Electoral Process also. We need no outside influences. I recognize only Black Saint Lucians. But not every Brother or sister is “BLACK,” and Patriotic and show strong signs of Stockholm syndrome.

    The UWP is famous for not building anything. And this island will stay idling for a few years. All of our infrastructure will crumble. Because this who they are.

    En-Rouge!!!!!

    1. MAKAC kENNEY
      June 10, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply

      You full of it. Really? Why do you spout so much garbage you hate monger and racist idiot. Black St Lucian. Are you really St Lucian? As you do not by any stretch of the imagination articulate the views of St. Lucians who not only appreciate our small diversity and acknowledge that we are one people. Not even PIP who does not like Allen or what he thinks he stands for will go so far as to speak in such language. Kenny your idol is as white as Allen, they both have white in their immediate ancestry, but they are both bonafide St. Lucians. You hypcrcrite, you accept one but not the other as being. You allow petty party politics to cloud your mind and you have become dumb senseless and unthinking for yourself. Not even the very politicians who divide and rule believe the crap they sell you for as a political distraction from the real issues at hand. Grow up imbecile.

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 10, 2016 at 8:15 am Reply

        I respect your views. However, I will NEVER REFER OR ACKNOWLEDGE ALLEN CHASTANET AS MY PRIME MINISTER.

        And those sentiments are quietly being expressed in High Level Areas.
        And trust me when I say, he won’t last 5 years. 🙂

        1. Blindspot
          June 10, 2016 at 9:43 am Reply

          Remember the higher you are the greater the fall.

        2. Lynn
          June 11, 2016 at 9:42 am Reply

          In your mouth. He will be there for 5 years and beyond………..rubbish

      2. Lynn
        June 11, 2016 at 9:41 am Reply

        IKR…..put it in his pipe and smoke it…….ssssmmmmhhh

  3. Sad-But True
    June 10, 2016 at 3:13 am Reply

    And Leo, since we are going to rebuild and take our country back, we need you to go too. If we are going to change, let’s change through out. We need to also keep pollsters out of this island as they create more problems in the Electoral Process also. We need no outside influences. I recognize only Black Saint Lucians. But not every Brother or sister is “BLACK” or Patriotic. They also show strong signs of Stockholm syndrome.

    The UWP is famous for not building anything. And this island will stay idling for a few years. All of our infrastructure will crumble. Because this who they are.

    En-Rouge!!!!!

  4. Sad-But True
    June 10, 2016 at 3:15 am Reply

    And I will NEVER ENDORSE OR RECOGNIZE ALLEN CHASTANET AS THE PRIME MINISTER OF SAINT LUCIA.

    1. RedRum
      June 10, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

      You really need to make yourself a cocktail for a deep and permanent sleep

      1. Sad-But-True
        June 10, 2016 at 8:11 am Reply

        Perhaps you are moments away from yours unawares 🙂

  5. concern
    June 10, 2016 at 9:30 am Reply

    Sad But True, what are you talking about. You said Chastanet can never be your prime minister , hello but he is your prime minister, like it or not.

    1. Sad-But-True
      June 10, 2016 at 9:39 am Reply

      I don’t recognize him as such.

  6. Harold Edwardsa
    June 10, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    Leo your arrogance knows no bounds , you have the audacity to tell the electorate that we were juped. How will the party progress with men such as you in the leadership. Leo the country was fed up of the SLP we did not like the selfish arrogant inward cronyism you all perpetuated that’s why we voted you out. If two cows had been put up as an alternative we would have voted the cows. Get it we wanted you all out of governance at all cost.

  7. Anonymous
    June 10, 2016 at 10:11 am Reply

    Sad but true get a life and get real

  8. opps
    June 10, 2016 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Sad but true, are you a Twin from south? you don’t need to recognized Allen as your PM but you have no choice, or live St. Lucia, and give up your citizen ship you senseless. persons like you are all about self. you admitting to Leo he must go because he is a thorn in labor. you don’t even know where you stand.

  9. Orange
    June 10, 2016 at 9:40 pm Reply

    Mr Clarke, you won’t like to see st Lucia prosper under uwp; because if it does you party will remain in opposition. That means your wife won’t get to enjoy the luxury in mother America.

  10. lala
    June 10, 2016 at 9:53 pm Reply

    who cares go away and take sad but true with you. One thing just know that the slp will remain in political wilderness for a loooonnnnggg loooonnnnngg long time.

    hasta la vista suckers losing party

  11. Justice
    June 11, 2016 at 7:01 am Reply

    Leo for SLP to bounce back people like you have to bounce out.
    The party has for too long been exploited by a cabal who feed of of the party for self interest.
    You call that parasitism. It is the parasites who are now crying and the worst affected.

  12. David
    June 11, 2016 at 12:34 pm Reply

    Most of you will still go hungry 🙂
    You voted Fictional Stories 🙂
    You shall soon return here and complain against that which you voted into office.
    Have your condition changed since they were voted in? Nope!
    Ya’ll are happy Idiots!!!

  13. 666
    June 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Of course SLP (Kenny-less) will bounce back in five years if Allen does not do a good job, change has been the trend for a couple of decades in Saint Lucia now.

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