Delegates of the United Workers Party (UWP) were in loud cheers on Sunday evening after Sarah Flood-Beaubrun took to the stage to congratulate her political opponent Allen Chastanet on his victory.
The former Health Minister and Speaker of the House of Assembly conceded defeat and pledged her support to working with the new executive of the UWP.
“I am pleased to accept the results,” Flood-Beaubrun said while congratulating Chastanet, Dr. Gale Rigobert and other newly elected members of the UWP executive.
“I will work as hard as I can with the leadership of the party to ensure that we have a resounding victory at the next elections,” Flood-Beaubrun asserted.
She also thanked the delegates who supported her and voted for her at the convention. “I appreciate your support and I thank you for placing your trust and confidence in me,” she added.
Flood-Beaubrun also thanked delegates who did not support her and said she was warmly welcomed into the homes of members and those whom she talked to on the telephone.
“You are the reason why I can confidently say here to you that I am here to stay…anything I can do to help in the edification process, I put myself at the disposal of the party,” she added.
She underscored the need for the UWP to revive the women’s arm and attract the youth votes at the next election, and noted that the party has a lot of work to do, expressing her commitment to help.
“I came here smiling and I am leaving here smiling with peace in my heart. We are united in one common purpose,” she added.
Flood-Beaubrun is an attorney by profession and has been a member of the UWP since 2006.