Todd confident of retaining City seat
The City will be Democratic Labour Party seat after next month’s general elections.
A confident-sounding candidate Patrick Todd, who was MP for the area in the 2008 to 2013 Parliament, said he and the people he wants to represent again in the House of Assembly understood each other and he had done his best for them over the last five years.
“I am very heartened by the response from the good people of the City to my availability to offer myself to continue to be their Member of Parliament,” he told Barbados TODAY this morning moments after paying his deposit to the Treasury, allowing him to be nominated as a candidate in the February 21 poll.
“I pledge to continue to use every opportunity available to me to represent their interests and concerns publicly so that they can always assume their rightful place as an integral part of the total Barbadian community.
“I always insist that persons living in working class districts should not be stigmatised as being less than equal to their fellow Barbadians because we all have an inalienable rights to exist in this little community called Barbados in harmony, where there is mutual respect for each other,” he added.
Todd, who is Minister of State in the Ministry of Housing and Lands, said his approach in representing Bridgetown people was to “to build self esteem and to be proud of the fact that we are residents of the capital city”.
“There can only be one capital city and I am very humbled and happy that the resident of the city have demonstrated their confidence in me to represent them and I am very confident that this will not change after the election,” he said. (SC)