Former Chairman of the United Workers Party (UWP), Michael Flood, believes some of the party’s candidates who contested July 26, 2021, general elections should not have done so.
“They saw the writing on the wall, and instead of thinking of party, government, country, they were thinking of themselves,” he asserted without going into details. However, the former UWP Chairman said this does not mean that the party should get rid of those individuals.
“Yes, they can be ruled out of the candidacy process, but you do not throw them out of the party,” Flood stated.
“I strongly believe that this party, based on discussions we have been having, we are moving forward. But, of course, there will be a cadre of – not all new candidates because we had some new candidates in the last elections that did exceptionally well, and those persons have to stay within the party’s ranks. Unlike those who had been there and they did poorly,” he expressed.
According to the UWP Chairman, those individuals have to make way for fresh blood.
Flood was confident that the UWP, with a blend of newcomers and experienced candidates, would have a ‘formidable team’ for the next general elections, based on his talks with individuals in the party.
The UWP was voted out of government at the last elections, retaining only two of the 11 seats it had in the 17 seat parliament. Former Prime Minister Allen Chastanet regained Micoud South while Bradley Felix held on to Choiseul.