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PdP confirms Walrond will run in St George North

PdP confirms Walrond will run in St George North
From left: PdP candidate for St George North David Walrond, Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley, Maria Phillips (hidden) and Senator Caswell Franklyn. (Picture by Lennox Devonish)

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St George son of the soil David Walrond is ready to serve.

On Saturday evening, the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) officially introduced Walrond as its candidate in the upcoming by-election for St George North.

In his acceptance speech, during the function at Sam’s Place, The Glebe, Walrond said he was honoured to be chosen.

“I was born and raised in St George. I am a printer by profession, who taught Graphic Arts at St George Secondary and Graydon Sealy. This allowed me to make important inputs in the lives of your children,” noted Waldrond.

“Be assured I am here to serve you and one of the issues that looms large is youth unemployment.”

He previously ran for Solutions Barbados in St James North in the 2018 General Election.

Before his candidacy was officially endorsed Walrond had already hit the ground, and it was in Salters, St George, where a Nation team caught up with him last week.

At the time he said he was a firm believer in participatory politics and was approachable, not only at election time.

“You see politicians then and not again until five years later and that is not proper representation. There is a lot of disillusionment in politics. Too many conclude politics is dirty and they have no interest in it but not having an interest in politics is like not having an interest in life because politicians make life changing decisions,” he said.

The by-election will be held on November 11 and Nomination Day is October 26.

The seat became vacant after long-standing Barbados Labour Party Member of Parliament, Gline Clarke, announced his retirement from elective politics. (Nation News)