No big deal, says Wickham
GOOD FOR HER but the new party will not make a difference to local politics.
This was the assessment of political consultant and director of Caribbean Developmental Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, to the news that Barbados Labour Party member Lynette Eastmond had come out as the chairperson of the island’s newest party, the United Progressive Party, yesterday.
“I congratulate her for forming a new party but I don’t really know that it is going to make an impact on the politics of Barbados,” was Wickham’s assessment of the news.
The political analyst said Eastmond’s record as a politician was “not exactly outstanding” and wondered if she would garner public support and eventually votes to secure a seat in the House of Assembly. (HLE)
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