King: “I am not resigning”

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King addressing Cedars constituency meeting on Sunday. Photo credit: Egbert Andrew

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.

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8 comments

  1. King form your new party with Richard as your deputy.

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  2. I see no reason why King should resign. These things have happened to refine him and make him stronger. Richard needs to go through that same line of refinement. Things willl be better when the party members understand the effects of their action on the people. Things will get better.

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  3. Steve You will emerge as the political leader and prime minister again I know , but the time to reconcile is now, and get your butt away from RF,RB, and some of your so call advisors.

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  4. Resign for what, he was elected by the people of Castries North to serve them so, unless they say otherwise he should continue serving them.

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  5. Why resign if he is the king!! remember he was appointed by another king..

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  6. I think he should resign and form his own party. More competition with more parties. Everyone just stuck under slp and uwp umbrella. We need more option. The parties will step up and improve their act once there is more competition

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  7. You never know, he may come back a little wiser. It is rare in politics to have the top job thrust on you, even rarer that they do a good job.

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  8. I don't think he should resign, but then again, politics is addictive.

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