Landslide win

The candidate speaking about some of the work he did during his 19 years.
The candidate speaking about some of the work he did during his 19 years.

Opposition Barbados Labour Party MP, Gline Clarke, is predicting the Barbados Labour Party will win the general elections by a landslide.

Speaking to a Barbados TODAY team this morning during a break from readying his Glebe, St. George constituency office for the election, he said that the people were anxious and ready to go the polls and so was he as he predicted that the ruling party would only win two seats in this election as they did in 1999.

“I have teams in all the areas, there are nine boxes and I have five persons in every area. I think this election will be easier, I suspect it will be a 1999 election. We’re looking good, believe you me, St. George is ready to vote. The question we get the most when we go out canvassing is ‘Can you tell us when the election will be?’ That’s what people are asking us all the time.

“Generally speaking I believe the people of St. George are ready to vote and they seemed to have been ready since last year. In fact, we were ready as far back as June last year. We heard it would have been September and we were ready, we were preparing. [Elections] are inevitable now if not it will call itself so we hope that within the next couple of days he won’t disappoint the public or his team and that we will move on because the country is ready,” the St. George North MP said.

Today, the former minister of public works, his brother Olvin, Katharine Stuart and Michelle Watson were busy filing, labelling and storing papers some dating back to 1994 when he first elected to Parliament.

“We’ve taken the opportunity, we’re not at Parliament as you know five years have gone, to work in the constituency to make sure the office is ready for the campaign, which starts now. We’re not only checking the voters’ list, we’re moving around the constituency and we’re doing things in the area to ensure that the Barbados Labour Party is returned to office. That’s what we’re trying to do,” he said.

Clarke noted that despite his 19 years in Parliament he was feeling energised and ready to do what he had to to ensure he brought home another victory for the BLP. (DS)

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