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Tudor running a ‘nice’ ship

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Tudor running a ‘nice’ ship

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Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for the St Michael North constituency, Kim Tudor, has promised to run a clean campaign.

Despite the personal attacks and mudslinging that are often synonymous with election campaigns, the National Initiative for Service Excellence (NISE) chief executive officer plans to stay above the fray.

“I will run a nice campaign, I’m really not going to be distracted. Everybody who knows me, knows that’s not my personality. My back is broad, that will wash over me. I am focused on the people,” Tudor said.

Last month, Tudor who is a first-timer, was chosen by the Prime Minister Freundel Stuart-led DLP administration as its candidate to go up against incumbent Member of Parliament Ronald Toppin of the Barbados Labour Party, who has been the representative for 24 consecutive years.

Yesterday, Tudor while at Eden Lodge, was supported by members of the DLP team, including Minister of Transport and Works Michael Lashley, following a house to house campaign of residents in the area.

She said the residents highlighted issues relating to youth empowerment, roads and the need to place greater emphasis on rebuilding sporting activities.

So instead of personal attacks, Tudor said she was focused on ensuring communities and the over 8 000 residents in Eden Lodge, Grazettes and other areas of St Michael North, were empowered through creative measures.

“This is a community that says to me, ‘we help ourselves and we want to continue to help ourselves’. I am happy to be here in St Michael North,” Tudor said.

She added that it was time to step up to the plate to assist this community and the rest of the country.

“I could not help but support the DLP. At this juncture in the country’s history, all of us need to put our shoulders to the plough and get to work. So I am not going to sit on the sidelines and watch things happen,”she added. (TG)