The leader of the opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP), Philip J. Pierre, secured a massive vote of confidence in his stewardship from party delegates Sunday.
The delegates voted 303 in favour with a mere 3 against at the SLP’s closed session of its conference of delegates.
The event was held at the Jon Odlum Secondary School.
The latest vote of confidence in Pierre represents an increase in the support he has attracted in past years.
Last year the tally was 273 in favour and 3 against, while in 2017 he recorded a vote of 263 in favour and 13 against.
The poll is done by secret ballot.
Delegates from all constituencies, the SLP’s women and youth organisations, the party’s executive and national council participate in the poll.
Philip J. Pierre is the MP for Castries East, a constituency he has represented since 1997.
A jubilant SLP supporter posted on social media after the massive vote of confidence in Pierre: #PJP4SLUNEXTPM 303-3