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Pollster reacts to move on Mia

NATANGA SMITH, [email protected]

Pollster reacts to move on Mia

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Political scientist and pollster Peter Wickham believes moves to oust Opposition Leader Mia Mottley may amount to a blessing in disguise.
Wickham however does not support a return of Owen Arthur to the helm of the Barbados Labour Party.
But with public sentiment currently in the favour of the ruling Democratic Labour Party, Wickham believes Arthur could really be shielding Mottley from a likely political defeat in the next elections by taking back control of the reins.
He bases his analysis on the results of the recent CADRES survey commissioned by the Nation newspaper which shows Arthur is more favoured nationally than Mia but the DLP remains the party of choice for Barbadians.
The Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) parliamentary members are scheduled to meet at 2 p.m. to determine if they want Mottley to continue as their political leader.
DAILY NATION investigations have revealed that secretary of the parliamentary group, Gline Clarke, issued circulars to fellow BLP Members of Parliament over the weekend calling for an urgent meeting today to discuss Mottley’s stewardship and other matters related to the imminent annual general conference set for October 29 to 31.
The DAILY NATION understands that representation coming out of today’s meeting, with respect to Mottley’s leadership of the party, could be made to the Governor General tomorrow.