Charles is now the new MP for the Soufriere constituency

Charles is now the new MP for the Soufriere constituency

The Dominica Labour Party (DLP) has emerged victorious in the Soufriere by-election.

The DLP’s Denise Charles raked in 1,342 votes while her rival Higgs Adams of the United Workers Party got 560 votes, according to preliminary results.

The win came as no surprise for the DLP which poured resources into the constituency in the run-up to the polls.

Sensing an early victory, Charles paraded early through the streets of Pointe Michel with supporters even before preliminary results were out.

She said her win is a sign of togetherness over hate.

“It’s a new day in the Soufriere Constituency,” she said.

DNO will continue to monitor the results and will publish further information as it becomes available.