Sarah elected Deputy speaker after house adjourns

Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, the MP for Castries Centre, was elected Deputy Speaker of the House, after Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet requested a ten minute adjournment of the session.

When House Speaker, Leonne Theodore-John called for the appointment of  a Deputy Speaker, there was no response.

With no response after three attempts, Chastanet proposed an adjournment to facilitate discussion with opposition leader – Philip J. Pierre.

“No nomination appears to be forthcoming,” the Prime Minister declared before requesting the adjournment.

Chastanet proposed a ten minute break to facilitate a “brief” discussion with the leader of the opposition.

When the house reconvened afterwards, he rose to nominate Sarah Flood-Beaubrun after the Speaker posed the question again.

The nomination was seconded and Flood-Beaubrun was elected.