Hudson Griffith withdraws from BLP nomination for St John seat



As supporters of the Barbados Labour Party pack the St John Primary School for this evening’s nomination of the party’s candidate to contest the next general election, Barbados TODAY has learnt that Hudson Griffith has dropped out of the race.



Party insiders told Barbados TODAY they have received a letter from Griffith indicating he will not be seeking to represent the rural constituency this time around.

Griffith had lost the January 2011 St John by-election and the 2013 general election to Mara Thompson, the widow of former St John MP and Prime Minister David Thompson.



11 Responses to Hudson Griffith withdraws from BLP nomination for St John seat

  1. Mark Adamson
    Mark Adamson October 23, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Again, what the BLP is going to be essentially doing at these meetings is to be preparing to foist on the constituents of these constituencies in which it will be running candidates in the next general elections in Barbados – another set of persons whose fundamental interests will mainly lie in representing the very dastard BLP’s narrow selfish interests, not in seriously looking after the affairs of these constituencies.

    So, against that unwholesome state of affairs, I urge as many persons as possible and those who have the national and constituency’s fundamental social, political, material, and financial interests at heart to politically form and organize themselves into groups in each constituency, and to thereafter select, as candidates in the next constituency elections in this country – persons who live, habitually interact and socialize with many other persons within these various communities in each constituency.

    Those constituents who have been caught up in the practice of BEING USED by DLP/BLP principals or their operatives for given purposes – like nomination meetings, for the holding of Christmas parties, excursions, etc., – must seek greater political salvation in their own greater political freedom and organization from these very backward DLP and BLP principals, who invariably are not about any greater politically empowering of these said constituents within this Barbadian society, but who are about their own greater material financial self-aggrandizement and self-worship and adulation.

    • Ione Mitchell
      Ione Mitchell October 23, 2016 at 7:52 pm

      The people of St John seem ecstatic with the results of the nomination

    • Mark Adamson
      Mark Adamson October 23, 2016 at 8:56 pm

      Good night, Ione Mitchell. Which people in St. John?? Did you realize that there are going to be over 6000 eligible voters in St. John at the next election, and that with Charles Griffith winning the nomination tonight by getting 58 votes to Keith Rayside’s 37, and Fabian Jones’ 24, that the total of those votes represents an estimated mere infinitesimal 0.018 percent of the total eligible St. John electorate, and that that number can NEVER be described as “the people of St. John seeming ecstatic” about such a result????Huh?? Do you realize that a similar thing of there really being no resonation no impact within the wider constituency as a result of a particular outcome at a candidate nomination meeting of the BLP also occurred with regard to the St. James South BLP contest last night too, with Sandra Husbands winning the nomination by a mere 87 votes to Dr. Ronnie Yearwood’s 41?? The fact of the matter is that the BLP/DLP are no longer mass based parties and that they have to rely very much on some of their friends within the traditional news media to attempt to magnify their own statuses in the eyes of the broad masses and middle classes of people, by way of their political friends giving disproportionate coverage to such activities of these intellectually and politically backward, bankrupt and discredited factions. But, there will come a time when such DLP/BLP nomination meetings will not be anymore seen as worth highlighting by the traditional news media.

  2. Phil October 23, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Give Jack his jacket. He was defeated in the Bi-election and Beaten again in the General election. Once, Twice, That man knows he ain’t got what it takes to win that seat. Straight and simple. Perhaps, just perhaps Mia should consider running a White Bajan there. Mara has proven that It does not take brains to win there in her case it’s legacy but realistically, it’s cash.

  3. derrick rowe October 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    The BLP will win the next election.St. John people need to wake up and make a change.What do they have to loose.

  4. BoboTheClown October 23, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Was never going to win in St. John,an rumor was ,he was never a favorite of the BLP to boot.
    Relax Hudson , save your cash for a rainy day.St. John needs someone that’ll represent them ;At present that is not the case and you weren’t going to fit the bill with William Cain as an associate .

  5. Bobolee Popo October 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    the Thompson dynasty will rule st john for the next 4 hundred years..

  6. Phil October 23, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Bobo boy call me we got to talk.

  7. Lilian Lloyd
    Lilian Lloyd October 24, 2016 at 5:33 am


  8. BoboTheClown October 24, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Phil. What would we talk about? Is there some news, I mean good news coming out of St.John regarding a candidate that might bring some hope to the long suffering Parish? Just take a look at the roads in St.John . There are some of the worse anywhere on the Island ( a Motor Mechanic’c dream) . When do you see the Representative ? Maybe if you are lucky ,you’ll see her driving by at full speed and get a wave ,but that is all you’ll get. If fortunate enough to corner her and try to ask about something important you’ll get what most have gotten ,”i’ll check into it and will get back to you”. There is never any get back to you period.
    Maybe as the next Election Approaches she will in the way only she can do ,with a straight face and a fake smile that reminds one of a kid who was just caught with hand in the sugar jar.

  9. BaJan boy October 24, 2016 at 5:14 pm

    Wonder why people waste time replying to Mark Adamson a clown that was forming a political party for a ver 20 years and he is still the only canidate stupseeeee.


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