The United Workers Party (UWP) has a team of first-class candidates that will be contesting the next general election, Political Leader Allen Chastanet said on Sunday.
While addressing a large crowd at Babonneau, Chastanet said that the candidates were carefully chosen and have succeeded in at least one profession.
“We have assembled a team of first-class candidates, men and women of strong character and integrity, individuals who love Saint Lucia and is committed to the development of its people,” he asserted.
Chastanet noted also that these candidates are passionate about the development of constituencies they are seeking to represent, and genuinely want to assist and uplift peoples’ lives throughout Saint Lucia.
“We have 15 endorsed candidates. If you compare that slate to the slate of the St. Lucia Labour Party (SLP) you would have to agree that our 2016 team is superior and multi-talented candidates.”
The political leader also declared that the UWP is at an advanced stage of preparation of its agenda for “fast forwarding the development of this country.”
He said, “We are putting together a multi-pronged programme to address the sagging fortunes of virtually every sector in Saint Lucia, which have declined under this Labour administration.”
Chastanet argued that the SLP has been a “painful disappointment” and done little to improve the social and economic conditions in Saint Lucia, which is desperately needed.
“Everywhere there is despair, hopelessness and disappointment. UWP is willing, able and ready to come to the rescue of Saint Lucia once again,” the former tourism minister stated.
The UWP, he said, has a comprehensive list of policies that will transform the lives of Saint Lucia, and once the party is re-elected to office, it will immediately roll out these plans to transform the island.