Former Housing Minister and Member of Parliament (MP) for Castries Central, Richard Frederick, has said there is a 90 percent chance that he might contest the next general election.
Frederick made the announcement on Thursday evening on his television programme ‘Can I help you?’
The former United Workers Party (UWP) member has promised to announce plans for his political future and make a final decision as to whether he should contest the Castries Central seat.
Callers to his programme said now that former Minister Sarah Flood-Beaubrun has entered the race, it will create some challenge not only for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) but anyone wanting to run.
But Frederick said he remains optimistic that if he happens to contest that seat again, there are chances that he could do well and maybe secure another victory.
If Frederick contests the next election, he will be joining another former MP (Micoud North) Jeannine Compton-Antoine, as the second person to throw their hats into the race as independent candidates.