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Parties heat up campaign trail

Dawne Parris

Parties heat up campaign trail

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Campaigning in the St James constituencies is heating up, with both political parties taking their messages to residents and rallying the troops in preparation for the general election constitutionally due next year.
At least one candidate was in the field this weekend while branches of both the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) are this evening calling out members and supporters to several meetings.
For a three-hour period yesterday morning, the DLP’s St James North candidate Senator Harry Husbands interacted with residents to hear their concerns – which ranged from public transportation woes and unemployment to lack of recreational facilities – and solidify support.
While he and a contingent that included St Andrew candidate Irene Sandiford-Garner focused on The Whim, St Peter, which falls within the constituency, other teams hit the pavement in a number of neighbourhoods in an attempt to cover a large area.
Read the full story in today’s SUNDAY SUN.