The Saint Lucia Labour Party will tomorrow November 20th 2018, before the commencement of Parliament, deliver to the Clerk of Parliament a copy of the no confidence motion in the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the party has announced.
“It is expected that the motion will outline the reasons why the public of Saint Lucia should have no confidence in the Prime Minister’s management of the country and call for his immediate resignation,” an SLP statement said Monday.
In September, SLP leader, Philip J. Pierre told reporters that for the motion to succeed, nine MPs must support it.
The current configuration in the House of Assembly is 11 ruling party members to the opposition’s 6.
“All six of us will be voting for the motion,” the SLP leader said of opposition MPs.
“We will leave each minister to his conscience,” he had explained in reference to members on the government side of the house.
When news of the intended no confidence motion was first announced, the ruling United Workers Party scoffed at the idea describing it as ludicrous and without merit.
“This threat of a vote of no confidence is merely political posturing by the SLP and will be embarrassingly defeated whenever it is submitted,” the ruling party said in a statement.
Philip J. Pierre himself recently received an overwhelming vote of confidence to remain as political leader at the SLP’s Annual Conference of Delegates held on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at the Fond St Jacques Primary School.
He received 273 votes in his favour and a mere 3 votes against.
Pierre’s leadership went uncontested.