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Phillips quits elective politics


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Phillips quits elective politics
Grenville Phillips of Solutions Barbados arrives to undergo the nomination process. (Picture by Jameel Springer)

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Head of Solutions Barbados, Grenville Phillips II, has retired from elective politics.

The engineer made the announcement on Wednesday night while congratulating Barbados Labour Party candidate Toni Moore on her victory in the St George North by-election.

“I thank my family who have tolerated my political activities over the past five years. There is great jubilation among my family at this time, as my time in elective politics has now come to an end. There is rejoicing among my clients for the same reason,” Phillips said in a press release.

He commended Moore, who earned 3 154 votes; Floyd Reifer of the Democratic Labour Party, another first timer, who got 1 327 and the other candidates for “running a relatively clean campaign”.

Phillips also thanked God, all candidates of Solution Barbados, those who voted for him – he got 95 – and the media.

The by-election campaign came to an end on Wednesday night with Moore succeeding Gline Clarke, who represented the constituency for 26 years.

The other candidates were David Walrond of the People’s Party for Democracy and Development, who got 70 votes; Ambrose Grosvenor of the United Progressive Party with 70 and head of the Bajan Free Party, Alex Mitchell who had ten votes. (PR/SAT)