Stephenson King denies plan to form new political party

By Samuel Sukhnandan, Staff Reporter

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Former Opposition Leader and Castries North Member of Parliament (MP) Stephenson King has denied reports that he and Castries Central MP Richard Frederick are planning to set up a new political party.

King said that this was never discussed. However, his response to media operatives at parliament today was, “We will see when the time comes.”

King also denied reports that he met with executives of the Lucian People’s Movement (LPM) to discuss a poll.

“I haven’t seen any poll, but I would love to do a poll actually, but I haven’t seen any poll. I haven’t had any discussion with the LPM in recent times.”

In commenting on Frederick expulsion from the UWP, King said, “It is rather unfortunate and disturbing. I personally as a long-standing member of the party cannot associate myself with the decision taken to expel Mr. Frederick, nor can I associate myself with the individuals associated with what I consider as the manipulation of the constitution to have Mr. Frederick expelled.”

The Lucian Peoples Movement (LPM) has also denied reports that the party was approached by King and/or Frederick to assist with the establishment of a new party.

Both King and Frederick have distanced themselves from the UWP, ever since King lost the position of party leader to Allen Chastanet, a former tourism minister.

King was also replaced as opposition leader by Micoud North MP, Dr. Gale Rigobert.

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17 comments

  1. Mr. King.
    You need to have more faith in yourself.
    Be more confident, Sir.

    I truly believe if you do form your own party, you are surely to win.

    You are more credible and honest than most Politicians on island.

    I am sure going to rally with you, if you do.

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  2. Steve you know you are a LIAR as usual. You and Richard have been campaigning in Dennery, Chosieul etc. You always lie to the nation. You need to go. I had a lot of respect for you but boy that's gone. You are a fool.

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  3. I am absolutely disappointed in Mr. King. Guess I overestimated his intelligence.

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  4. best gossip line i have heard coming from st lucia the formation of a new political party about time its been SLP UWP for far too long some fresh minds fresh ideas may be just what st lucia needs.

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  5. King liar

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  6. I personally had many conversations with Stephenson king back then when UWP was out of power in Sir John times. I came across as a man with passion and a vision for this country that will help the people which in his own words, "help the people and this will help the country." Till this day I could never forget the passion in his eyes and in his words to do better. What happened to this man?

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  7. Hooray hooray; at last UWP had the courage to take a decision in the interest of the country. This decision could never be taken under the previous leader. Bravo, UWP. Now begin preps for next general elections!

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  8. Thank God UWP is finally rid of this negative individual. The timing is perfect to allow the party to carry on its work. The party would surely lose the election with him on board.
    To the former leader of the Opposition, look in the mirror and see if you can identify the principles that you once told the nation you held.

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  9. UWP HAS FINALLY GAIN MY TRUST. ANY PARTY THAT TAKES DECISIVE ACTION TO CLEAN UP SHOP WILL GAIN THE CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE. THIS RICHARD CHARACTER HAS BEEN THE MOST FRIGHTENING THING TO HAPPEN TO SAINT LUCIAN POLITICS AND FINALLY HE IS BEING DEALT WITH. HOWEVER, KING HAS DISAPPOINTED ME AND I THINK HIS POLITICAL CAREER IS SLOWLY GOING TO THE TOILET ALL AT THE EXPENSE OF THIS CHARACTER

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  10. King you are the bigest fool I have ever came across. I thougt you were smarter than that to allow Richard Fredrick to bring down your political career. I rather suspect you all have each other secrets holding. You let SIr John and his Family down he handed over a party and country to you and you sold it to Kenny. UWP can remain in opposition but without Richard and if you choose too then that you.

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  11. I certainly wont not vote for Richard and if King decide not to work with his party I will not vote for him in Castries North. I am for the party not individuals.

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    • You are for PARTY, not individuals?!?! This is why things are messed up now. You should vote for the individual who is more aligned with your views and ideas.

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  12. King like to sleep on him take the dam risk..have your own party...so u will get both slp and uwp votes...fight for the people

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  13. I am still at a lost as to why King is latching on this contaminated individual. I use to have so much respect for this man but this is quickly evaporating. People are not stupid anymore and the stunts will not help. Be your own man KING. You are solidifying the perception that was being portrayed.

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  14. leader of the party

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  15. Mr. King its not your birthright to be leaser of the party. Please wake up and help save this country.

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  16. slp has failed us

    mr.king take my foolish advise if you deemed it foolish. your future is with the uwp. please do not follow richard frederick. he has no future in politics.

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