Pierre recommended as opposition leader

Pierre recommended as opposition leader

Philip J. Pierre has been recommended by elected members of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), to become leader of the parliamentary opposition, well-informed sources have told the Times.

According to the sources, Pierre was unanimously recommended at a meeting of the SLP’s six elected members on Friday.

The Castries East MP is also the first Deputy Political Leader of the labour party.

On the night that the SLP lost the June 6, 2016 general elections, labour party leader and former Prime Minister, Doctor Kenny Anthony, announced that he would step down and would not be opposition leader.

Anthony formally resigned as SLP leader last week.

The move paves the way for a national council meeting of the party, where Pierre will be endorsed to succeed him, according to party insiders.

An open election will later take place for the position at the next SLP convention slated for later this year, according to information.

A formal letter informing the Governor General of the choice of opposition leader made by the SLP’s elected members has already been dispatched, the Times has been informed.

The SLP lost the last general elections by a margin of 11 to 6.


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  1. The Observer
    June 13, 2016 at 4:33 pm Reply

    Pip get the hell out of our politics.

    All you want to do is follow and not lead.

    Bye, bye Philip, bye, bye Pippp!

  2. Anonymous
    June 13, 2016 at 4:45 pm Reply

    Way to go .Good choice

  3. Observer
    June 13, 2016 at 4:50 pm Reply

    SLP never had open ELECTIONS before. They were all afraid of their supreme leader numero uno.
    Now he is no longer interested in the party every body find their long lost voice.

    Now you will confusion for leadership. Top favoured contender Hilaire sitting on his skin by 40 votes. Alva was macoing chastanet for the prime minister position now he have to watch his fight for leader of the party.

    Well finally Pierre will have a life of his own to have his voice heard. He suffocated so long.

  4. Nice :)
    June 13, 2016 at 5:04 pm Reply

    Excellent Move!!!


  5. Avaitay
    June 13, 2016 at 5:19 pm Reply

    only now? as a SLP supporter i always believe Mr Pierre would be a better leader! but now hmmm now N only now the crumbs looking like him smh. Kenny never wanted to work under none of them…Not Mario Michel, not Phillip J Pierre farless Chastanet! Tell me who like power or who have the problem!!!

  6. 666
    June 13, 2016 at 5:25 pm Reply

    Yes, put this career politician as leader so that his master can slither through the back door, and become PM once more. Be vigilant Saint Lucians, be vigilant.

  7. rum & coke
    June 13, 2016 at 6:09 pm Reply

    Another gimmick, Stevie Wonder will never make the Cut. Time will tell Lol.

  8. Anonymous
    June 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm Reply

    Alva Baptiste would have been a better choice.Pip the time has come for you to out yourself

    1. Avaitay
      June 13, 2016 at 6:59 pm Reply

      I so agree…once upon a time Pierre would have been a great choice, but just like his leader he should back down…

    2. Anonymous
      June 14, 2016 at 10:52 am Reply

      By what measure? What has he done to merit that position? Only a man in la la land will say such rubbish

  9. Anonymous
    June 13, 2016 at 8:33 pm Reply

    Best leader of the opposition would be Moses Moussa jn.baptiste. level headed guy. En rouge.

  10. Anonymous
    June 14, 2016 at 1:03 am Reply

    Leave Pip alone bor he take enough already. Let him lead after all finally Kenny gone….. well at least for now

  11. Anonymous
    June 14, 2016 at 2:47 am Reply

    pip the follower
    shows no sign as a leader
    master at victimizing
    there has never been open elections in the labour camp ali baba had taken their voices they could not shout
    seems like every one has found their voices now that kenny gone

  12. Waps
    June 14, 2016 at 6:34 am Reply

    The SLP should look to rebuild. A bold move would be to select either Alva or Hilaire. Putting Mr. Pierre as opposition leader and / or leader of the SLP is retrogressive. SLP needs to change the perceived arrogant image and rebrand itself

    1. Anonymous
      June 14, 2016 at 10:54 am Reply

      ha!ha! two failures! what a way to rebrand!! nincompoops!

  13. s. wilson
    June 23, 2016 at 2:39 pm Reply

    This party is totally falling apart, not so good when the shoe is on the other foot. The fact that the were so happy when UWP had their troubles. I’ll just sit back and wait for dee bomb to buss and it will, it always does

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