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Former Opposition leader, Stephenson King is making it clear that he is sticking with the United Workers Party.
King, who is constituency representative for Castries North, is hosting a series of meetings to update constituents of the various political developments since his dismissal as opposition leader last month.
His latest stop in the constituency tour took him to Cedars on Sunday, where he assured residents that he has no intention of resigning from parliament. King said he will contest the general election when it is constitutionally due on a UWP ticket.
In his response to accusations by the hierarchy of the UWP that he frequently absented himself from executive meetings since UWP’s last convention, he remarked “since the last convention, the party has convened four executive meetings. I attended one such meeting and presented excuses for two meetings when I was out of state.”
He said he had also informed the UWP executive he would not make it to a recent executive meeting because it clashed with a public engagement he had to attend. “In all this the party has the audacity to accuse me of absenting myself from executive meetings,” he charged.
King told his Cedars supporters he will work closely with them more frequently in identifying various community projects. He has also committed to making a case to government for the implementation of such projects.
King’s next constituency meeting will take place at Chase Gardens on Wednesday, February 11, 2014 at 5 p.m.
UWP delegates voted King out of the opposition leader post, at an extraordinary meeting of the UWP’s National Council in January.
Then deputy political leader of UWP, Dr. Gale Rigobert has replaced King.
King was also ousted as political leader of the UWP in July 2013.