Former general secretary George Pilgrim resigned from the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) today.
Pilgrim, who was a member of the party since 1994, confirmed his resignation, but declined to give a reason.
He ran against [Sir] David Simmons in St Thomas the year he joined and again in 1999, losing on both occasions, as well as the 2001 by-election to Cynthia Forde. In the 2018 General Election, he ran in St John and lost to Charles Griffith.
One of his final outings was on the platform of DLP candidate Floyd Reifer in the St George North by-election.
In September, Pilgrim challenged incumbent Verla De Peiza for the presidency of the DLP, but she emerged victorious, securing 349 votes to 197.
She said he had been a long-standing member of the party and wished him well in his future endeavours.
Pilgrim’s resignation comes on the heels of Rodney Grant and George Connelly both leaving the DLP and joining the Barbados Labour Party. (SAT)