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Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years


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Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
George Pilgrim (FILE)

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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)

Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
A SECTION of the audience at the DLP meeting, including Minister of Education Ronald Jones (second right) and the partyÕs general secretary, George Pilgrim (right).
Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
Here, Stuart (left) and general secretary George Pilgrim giving each other a double high five at the instruction of Bishop Wesley Dear, who told the congregation not to worry about their enemies or those who opposed them, but to leave them to God and Òyou will winÓ. Looking on is Minister of Education Ronald Jones. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
George Pilgrim (right) and Herbert Reifer greeting each other at the shop crawl.
Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
Incumbent president of the Democratic Labour Party, Verla De Peiza, chatting with challenger, former general secretary George Pilgrim, at the party’s George Street headquarters on Day 1 of the two-day voting process. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)
Pilgrim leaves DLP after 26 years
Flashback: Four life-sized images of Democratic Labour Party prime ministers will be at the head of the Independence Walk, which general secretary George Pilgrim (right) says will be punctuated with several achievements in education. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

 

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