Veteran parliamentarian Rawle Eastmond yesterday declared that he is still popular among the consituents of St James North and intends to contest the next general election whenever it is called.
And he dismissed a letter signed by that constituency’s branch president Jeff Thompson which requested the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to go through a nomination process in the riding on January 8, 2012.
Eastmond questioned the intent of the action and in a brief interview suggested that something was amiss which he would deal with.
Thompson’s letter, dated October 19, which was sent to the party’s general secretary Peter Phillips and copied to the BLP’s leader Owen Arthur and Eastmond, stated that “while sitting members of Parliament are not challenged, seven of the eight members who were present [at the meeting] are strongly in favour of having an open nomination for the candidacy of St James North”.
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