Pierre: SLP was a good government

Philip J. Pierre, the leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) has said that the party was a good government when in office, but lost the June 6, 2016 general elections.

Pierre told the Times that the SLP has to go into a mode of introspection.

“We have to look at what went wrong,” he said.

“We know we were a good government but the people of Saint Lucia did not think we did what it takes to reelect us,” Pierre told the Times.

He asserted that the SLP must become more inclusive and try to get as many people as possible to join.

The SLP leader spoke of the need to make the party’s policies clearer and ensure people understand them.

“The emphasis is going to be on communication – we have to speak to the electorate and we also have to strengthen the party,” Pierre said.

He also highlighted the need to improve the structures of the SLP.