Former Anse La Raye – Canaries MP, Dominic Fedee, last week continued his walk through the constituency thanking people for their support during the last five years and the last election campaign.
Fedee lost to Wayne Girard of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) in the July 26 general elections which saw the United Workers Party (UWP) suffering a crushing defeat, losing nine of the 11 seats it won in the 2016 polls that had put the party in government.
But Fedee, who served as Tourism Minister in the outgoing Allen Chastanet administration, was upbeat in a post Sunday on his Facebook page.
“We may be down now, but to our people walk with your head high – we will be back bigger, stronger and better. Thank you for the love and support you continue to show me,” he wrote.
The SLP won 13 of the 17 seats at stake in the last general elections, with ‘ Independent labour’ candidate, Richard Frederick, ousting the incumbent, Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, in Castries Central, while former UWP leader and former Prime Minister, Stephenson King, retained Castries North.
King, shortly before the elections, confirmed what had been dubbed Saint Lucia’s worst kept secret by announcing that he would not participate in the polls under the banner of the UWP, but as an Independent.
He defeated his main opponent, the UWP’s Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre, with 69.5% of the vote.