Former Deputy Prime Minister Phillip J Pierre has been elected unopposed as the Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) at the party’s 2016 Conference of Delegates closing session on Sunday.
Pierre was first appointed the acting leader of SLP following the official resignation of former Prime Minister and Leader of the SLP Dr. Kenny Anthony, days after the party lost the June 2016 election.
The party stalwart has been the parliamentary representative for the Castries East constituency since 1997.
During the opening session of the SLP Conference of Delegates, Pierre outlined his vision for the party saying “Labour will return stronger than ever.”
Sunday’s session saw Laborie MP Alva Baptiste being elected the first deputy political leader, while Dennery North MP Shawn Edward taking the post of second deputy political leader.
Leo Clarke was re-elected General Secretary and Herbert Roserie the new assistant General Secretary.
Claudius Francis remains chairman, while former Gros Islet MP Emma Hippolyte was elected deputy chairman.
The SLP Conference of Delegates saw a large turn out.