Jea­nine Comp­ton-An­toine Runs Again

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - By STAR Re­porter

Jean­nine Comp­tonAn­toine, daugh­ter of the late Sir John Comp­ton, has an­nounced her in­ten­tion to con­test the next gen­eral elec­tions. This she said she will do as an in­de­pen­dent for the Mi­coud North seat.

Her an­nounce­ment was made Thurs­day, dur­ing an ap­pear­ance on Mr. Chair­man with David Sa­muels on Cal­abash TV. This also comes mere days af­ter the UWP’s Con­ven­tion (Sun­day Novem­ber 15) where Allen Chas­tanet won the nod to lead the party. An­toine’s fa­ther was a founder of the UWP.

Asked about re­join­ing the party, she dis­counted this, say­ing that at present there ap­peared to be too much di­vi­sion.

She also told the show’s host that her de­ci­sion was based on the re­quest of sev­eral of her supporters in the con­stituency.

Comp­ton-An­toine rep­re­sented the Mi­coud North con­stituency as an MP - 2007 to 2011, says she is con­fi­dent she can win the seat she first won for the UWP in a 2007 by-elec­tion. This, af­ter her fa­ther, Sir John had passed away one year af­ter win­ning the 2006 gen­eral elec­tion. Comp­ton-An­toine re­signed from the UWP in 2011 and lost the seat ithat year in the gen­eral elec­tion.

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