Saint Lucia Labour Party leader Philip J. Pierre has announced plans to complete the election slate of the party by early 2020.
“I have a practical and ambitious plan to have all seventeen candidates including women and young people by early next year,” he told Sunday’s open session of his party’s conference of delegates.
He declared that in labour’s move to victory it needs passionate, honest, disciplined, hardworking and dedicated individuals to represent the party at the next elections.
In this regard he presented to the gathering a man he described as one of the SLP’s outstanding candidates, Wayne Girard.
Girard will represent the SLP in the Anse La Raye-Canaries constituency at the next elections.
He will come up against incumbent MP, Dominic Fedee, who is Saint Lucia’s Minister of Tourism.
Pierre told the SLP conference that the new labour candidate embodies the future of the party.
He explained that Girard was born in Jacmel, grew up among the people and never lost touch with them while always contributing to worthy causes in the community.
“He is young, handsome, qualified, tall and disciplined,” the SLP leader asserted.
He stated that more importantly, Girard loves people.
Pierre urged the people of Anse La Raye-Canaries to embrace the new SLP candidate as the new representative for the constituency.
He stated that he has full confidence in Girard.
“I offer and present him to the people of labour, Anse la Raye and Saint Lucia,” he announced as Girard joined him on the stage at the Jon Odlum Secondary School amid applause from SLP supporters.
According to the SLP’s official website, the party’s conference of delegates will continue on Sunday, October 20 with the closed session at the same venue, where internal party business will be dealt with.