Businessman Timothy Mangal who contested the Castries South East seat in the 2011 elections under a Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) ticket said the party lacks appreciation for long standing members.
Mangal said the SLP needs to “wake up” and start fixing the issues that currently exists and ensure that it reach out to all it members, regardless of their differences.
His statement comes days after former Health Minister under the SLP administration Damian Greaves expressed the same concerns, while urging the party to engage in some sober introspection.
Mangal questioned whether anyone from the SLP ever reached out or given any support to former MP for Choiseul Ferguson John, who has been sick for some time now.
He made it clear that he is not attacking the party, but is merely the messenger for many members who have expressed the same view as him, stating that there is still time to fix the situation.
Greaves on the other hand, said on a recent Newsspin programme that the SLP executive should not make people believe they are no longer relevant, noting that everyone has a contribution to make.
The SLP will be celebrating its 65th anniversary this weekend.