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Former Public Service Minister and Gros Islet Member of Parliament Lenard “Spider” Montoute has resigned his post as senator in the Parliament of St. Lucia.
The United Workers Party (UWP) politician announced his resignation at a UWP meeting in Gros Islet last night. He however denied rumors that he is planning to leave St. Lucia for good.
“Tell them they will be tired of seeing my face…I was born in this town, I will die in this town, nobody will run me from where I come from,” Montoute told a gathering of UWP supporters.
Montoute was leader of the opposition in the Senate. He resigned with effect from December 5, 2014.
Montoute served as Minister for Social Transformation, Human Services, Family Affairs, Youth and Sports, under Prime Minister John Compton.
His portfolio partially changed in a cabinet reshuffle under Prime Minister Stephenson King on September 12, 2007, following Compton’s death; Montoute became Minister for Social Transformation, Public Service, Human Resource Development and Youth and Sports.
He served in this position until the UWP left office in 2011.