Former Prime Minister Stephenson King has confirmed his participation in the next general elections, despite rumours that he was not interested in contesting again.
King was reported in the media as saying that he will definitely be contesting the next general elections with the United Workers Party (UWP) and the party is aware of this position.
King who is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) for Castries North had been endorsed by the UWP as its candidate again, and had committed to continue serving his constituents.
The former leader of the UWP admits that there is speculation about his political future ever since the confusion in the UWP, but King said he is still a member and will continue to serve.
At the last UWP convention, King stormed out of the meeting after he was verbally attacked by Senator Mary Isaac, who said there is no serving Prime Minister who sits as an ordinary Member of Parliament.
King told the media that he believes that Isaac’s statement was directed at him. He said it was divisive and defensive, and believes it was meant to cause further division within the UWP.