Mottley unopposed as BLP leader

Mia Mottley is large and in charge.

Today, the St Michael North East Member of Parliament (MP) was re-elected unopposed to the positions of political leader and chairman by Barbados Labour Party (BLP) delegates at the party’s 76th annual conference at St Leonard’s Boys’ School.

Also returned to their positions were MP for St Joseph Dale Marshall (first vice-chairman); Pat Parris (third vice-chairman) and Dr Jerome Walcott (general secretary).

From left, Third Vice-Chairman Pat Parris, Conference Chairman Jeffrey Bostic and General Secretary Dr Jerome Walcott at the party conference today.

However, St Thomas MP Cynthia Forde is being challenged for the post of second vice-chairman by Ian ‘Cupid’ Gill. That election will be held tomorrow as the party continues its weekend convention.

Incumbent Treasurer Douglas Skeete did not seek re-election and former MP Reginald Farley was elected to that post unopposed.

The convention comes of the heels of former leader Owen Arthur’s decision to quit the party back in July at the height of tensions between him and Mottley, who was due to address delegates this afternoon and to chart the Opposition party’s way forward in the post-Arthur era.

6 Responses to Mottley unopposed as BLP leader

  1. Nita Holligan
    Nita Holligan October 25, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Take control madam Mia

  2. Ryan Bayne
    Ryan Bayne October 25, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Mia Amor Mottley is back in action.

  3. Doria Alleyne
    Doria Alleyne October 26, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Lady when God give you some thing just take it and do the right thing for the Barbadian People they need you now more than ever.(Y) (Y) Good luck and God be with you all the way <3 <3 <3 BLP

  4. Denton Crichlow
    Denton Crichlow October 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

    Congrats Mia Amor Mottley

  5. Kourtney James
    Kourtney James October 27, 2014 at 2:39 am



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