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A motion has been filed with the High Court to have Castries Central MP Richard Frederick reinstated as a member of the United Workers Party (UWP).
Reports are that the motion was filed on October 24 by plaintiff Mark Louis. The motion also seeks to block the move to endorse a new candidate for Frederick’s current seat.
The plaintiff’s argument is that proper disciplinary procedures were not followed in Frederick’s case which led to his expulsion. The document has since been served on UWP leader Allen Chastenet and General Secretary Oswald Augustin.
All parties are to appear in court this morning, where the case is expected to convene. This may prevent the UWP from conducting its annual National Convention, which is due to take place on Sunday.
The UWP National Council had voted to expel Frederick on Sunday, August 17. Frederick has claimed that his expulsion was triggered as a result of dictatorship in the party.
The UWP Convention will decide on a new leader for the UWP. Incumbent leader Allen Chastenet and Dr. Claudius Preville will be battling for the top post.