DLP’s Ian Pinnard says he is going nowhere after resigning as an MP, due to allegations of improper behaviour
Former DLP Soufriere constituency MP and Ports Minister Ian Pinnard says he is going nowhere, after resigning from cabinet and as an MP, due to allegations of improper behaviour.
During the DLP launch of its new by-election candidate Denise Charles in Pointe Michel on Saturday evening, Pinard spoke about his future in the constituency. He said “Ladies and gentlemen, I can tell you that I am not going nowhere, I can tell you that I will be with Denise Charles working with her, helping her to ensure that the constituency will always be Labour after the next election, and I will be there to ensure that.”
At Saturday’s rally, Pinard had high praise for his successor. He said “Denise Charles walked with me in the last elections and she has walked the streets with Sam Martin the election before and Denise Charles knows and understand your concerns, needs and aspirations, and I can tell you that Denise will continue the work,” he said. “I can tell you that Denise Charles is an excellent candidate for the next parliamentary representative for the Soufriere Constituency.”
He said Charles will fly the Labour flag with pride and confidence “and will treat the needs and concerns of the residents of Soufriere Constituency with sensitivity. She will be a strong and eloquent voice in parliament. This constituency will be in good hands with Denise Charles. Together we shall work hard to further the progress and development of the Soufriere Constituency, so today Denise Charles has my full endorsement.”
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