UWP Wel­comes Elec­tion Date

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The United Work­ers Party wel­comes the news of the call­ing of the next gen­eral elec­tion, a state­ment from the party on Fri­day May 20 says. “We are set­tled and per­fectly poised to win the next elec­tion with a com­fort­able mar­gin. Be­cause of our his­tory, it is un­der­stand­able that some mem­bers might be jit­tery due to the short eigh­teen day dead­line,” it reads.

Ac­cord­ing to the UWP, this time round all the fac­tors are com­ing to­gether to en­sure that the party is ready for vic­tory at the polls, adding “It is a fact that the SLP has been a na­tional dis­as­ter.”

Fur­ther: “Their ev­ery ini­tia­tive has been at a dev­as­tat­ing cost to the peo­ple of St. Lu­cia, rich, poor and mid­dle class. The SLP has failed to bring trans­parency, ac­count­abil­ity, growth, jobs and has failed on al­most ev­ery other elec­tion prom­ise they have made. The SLP is a les­son on how de­struc­tive a bad gov­ern­ment can be. They are a dis­as­ter of a gov­ern­ment led by a delu­sional prime min­is­ter.”

The UWP went on to say that Saint Lu­cians have not for­got­ten the lie dis­guised as a prom­ise to in­ject 100 mil­lion dol­lars into the econ­omy “im­me­di­ately”. “We have not for­got­ten that five years later ab­so­lutely noth­ing has been done about our astro­nom­i­cal un­em­ploy­ment rate, in­creased crime and spike in the cost of liv­ing.”

“Saint Lu­cians are a re­silient peo­ple, an un­for­get­ting peo­ple, and wool will not be pulled over our eyes by the mas­ter of il­lu­sions this time around. The United Work­ers Party has con­sis­tently shown that with proper plans come de­liv­ery. Our policies un­der the torch will light our way slowly but surely back into of­fice to de­liver much-needed re­lief to our ail­ing coun­try.”

The UWP went on to re­as­sure vot­ers that in the fight to res­cue Saint Lu­cia from the de­struc­tive hands of the SLP, changes have to be made and that the UWP is ready to make those changes. “The leader of the UWP Allen Chas­tanet and his can­di­dates have con­stantly been hit­ting the ground and shap­ing struc­tured policies to build­ing a new Saint Lu­cia,” the state­ment says.

The United Work­ers Party went on to en­cour­age ev­ery Saint Lu­cian to make the right choice and, come June 6th, 2016 to place their con­fi­dence in this new United Work­ers Party.

The UWP in­vites all Saint Lu­cians to the Des­ruis­seaux play­ing field to­mor­row, Sun­day May 22nd, for a na­tional pub­lic meet­ing. There­after, the UWP will take its cam­paign back to the Boule­vard on Sun­day 29th May. The fi­nal na­tional pub­lic meet­ing will be held in Gros Islet on Satur­day June 4th, 2016. More de­tails of these meet­ings will be given in a fu­ture re­lease.

UWP Po­lit­i­cal Leader Allen Chas­tenet is set for change.

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