Despite the ongoing political ramblings, Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) Political leader Therold Prudent have stated his willingness to have dialogue with other politicians to discuss a way forward for Saint Lucia.
Prudent told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that his party understands that change can’t come about simply because of the LPM, but it must take a collective effort to make Saint Lucia a better place.
“We are keeping our options open, to work with other like minds of other political organizations, who believe that the country should be placed first and not the interest of the political parties,” he explained.
Prudent said while the LPM is open to dialogue, it must be with persons who share the party’s philosophy or who share political ideas of progress for the country that is closest to the LPM.
It has been long speculated that several politicians of the United Workers Party (UWP), especially those who once held senior positions within the party, has had plans to join forces with the LPM.
However, this was never confirmed and to date no one has come out to speak on the matter. There is also speculation that a few so-called political rejects plans to form an independent party.
Meanwhile, Prudent has also expressed confidence that the LPM could affect the outcome of the next general elections which is constitutionally due in 2017.
Prudent said for persons who remain close-minded and have already dismissed the party because they perceive the LPM will perform just the way they did in the 2011 elections, they are being misled.
“Whether or not they want to admit it, we know that the LPM is going to be in play in several constituencies here in the country in a larger way than people expect,” he told SNO.
He used Anse La Raye as an example, where the LPM is actively engaging the people, explaining that while Gros-Islet remains the flagship constituency, there are others that the LPM hopes to impact.
“There is a mode of optimism among a lot of the people and we are seeing it every day,” he ended.
Prudent told SNO in a recent interview that the LPM will be announce a slate of candidates to contest next general elections in early 2016, which could include more than nine individuals.