The opposition Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) says it is ready for elections, with many persons ready to represent the party at the polls.
So says SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre.
“I have people coming out of the woodwork,” Pierre told reporters this week.
He said they included young people with ability.
“It just shows that the labour party is ready and so many people are dissatisfied with the government,” the Castries East MP stated.
“Sometimes you have six candidates vying for one seat – it is very exciting. It shows that our party is growing and people are excited and most of all – people are dissatisfied with what is happening in the country,” Pierre asserted.
He expressed the view that the candidates presenting themselves to represent the SLP at the next elections would impress.
“There are young candidates; there are women; it’s a good mixture – you’ll be very excited,” Pierre declared.
General elections were last held in Saint Lucia on 6 June 2016.
The result was a victory for the United Workers Party (UWP), which won eleven of the seventeen seats.
On 7 June 2016 UWP leader Allen Chastanet was sworn in as Prime Minister.