The United Workers Party (UWP) candidate for Castries North, Jeannine Giraudy-McIntyre, is brimming with confidence going into the July 26 general elections.
“I absolutely expect to win,” she asserted during an appearance Wednesday night on the DBS Television programme, Newsmaker Live.
Asked by host, Timothy Poleon, whether she expects to win against UWP leader turned independent candidate, Stephenson King, Giraudy-McIntyre’s response was ‘absolutely’.
Pressed to indicate a margin of victory, she said she had not yet counted, but expects to win.
“I absolutely expect that the people I have met – the majority, I mean where I go the majority are: ‘We just want to see who is the candidate and know her. We do not want to move from the party that we know, that has done all that has been done for us over the years,” the Attorney at Law by profession stated.
Stephenson King won Castries North by a wide margin of over 2000 votes in the 2016 general elections, but Giraudy-McIntyre said that the former Prime Minister won the seat with the UWP machinery and supporters.
“These people love Flambeau, that’s who they love – party. No man is bigger than party; no man is as effective as when he has party – no man is as effective as when there is unity and help,” the UWP candidate told Newsmaker Live.
“Most independents don’t do well and he (King) knows that,” she asserted, adding that the party machinery, which she has, is what helps.
Giraudy-McIntyre said that the UWP, which Stephenson King has rejected, is strong and dedicated in Castries North.
She said King is aligned with the opposition labour party and no one will associate him with the UWP.