National Democratic Party again?
There’s a new political movement afoot.
However, according to the leading architects, it is not a third party in the traditional sense, even though several former members of the now defunct National Democratic Party (NDP) were likely to be involved.
Spokesman David Comissiong said today the current proposal was for the establishment of a “think tank”, disclosing that he had recently circulated correspondence to that effect.
Businessman David Hinds is also said to be involved in the political movement, which has no immediate plans of contesting elections, but will be focused on formulating ideas to be presented to any Government of the day for the advancement of
“People have been saying, ‘Bring back the NDP’, given the current problems with both the ruling DLP and the Opposition BLP,” acknowledged Ridley Greene, who also played a pivotal role in the NDP’s formation in the late 1980s.
After contesting national elections here in 1991 in which it garnered 6.8 per cent of the votes cast but failed to win a seat in the House of Assembly, the NDP increased its share of the vote to 12.8 per cent in the 1994 general election in which political leader Dr Richie Haynes captured its only seat.
However, the party did not contest another general election and quickly faded from the political landscape of the country.