It’s not about me!
Democratic Labour Party hopeful, Patrick Tannis, doesn’t know what he is up against battling with the Barbados Labour Party candidate, Santia Bradshaw, for the St. Michael South East constituency.
The warning came from Bradshaw as she spoke at a BLP national meeting in the Pine in St. Michael last night.
The first-time contender said Tannis would have an uphill battle to retain the seat for the DLP because the people knew she served them with her heart and soul and not for personal gain. This, she said, she learned from her father, a former representative of the same constituency, DeLisle Worrell, who also taught her once one gave themselves to the people of a constituency they should be there for all of the people in spite of political affiliation.
Bradshaw said even before she was asked to represent the seat under the BLP she knew the importance of supporting the people so she was prepared to do so for the long haul.
“This isn’t about winning an election, this is about changing people’s lives and making a difference… It is all about transforming a society and making a difference. I am proud that DeLisle Bradshaw … will die with a smile on his face, when the time comes, because he raised me to serve the people and that is what I am doing and I am making him proud,” she said.
“I say to my opponent, you do not know what you are up against because I have been raised with a Biblical background and I don’t use the words of the Lord in vain. If it is that you are going to preach to the people you have to act according to the word that you say. It is not good enough that you will tell the people that you are going to do something and then don’t do it.
“When I tell the people of this constituency that there is hope with the Barbados Labour Party I don’t do so because I am asking for the mighty vote. I am not doing it for some personal satisfaction, I do it because I believe the Barbados Labour Party has a strong legacy of delivering to the people of this country.
“I don’t have any needs to get into Parliament to get a part of the public purse. My record is clean, no clients has ever fired me, I have not written any cheques that have bounced. If I say I am going to give an entity money, I do what I say. If I cannot deliver I tell the people I cannot deliver, that is why I have the respect of the people in this constituency,” said Bradshaw. (KC)