Lennox Linton has been re-elected political leader of the United Workers Party (UWP) and Joshua Francis is now the new deputy.
Both men were elected unopposed at the party’s 27th delegates conference which was held in Salisbury on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Former deputy political leader, Claudius Sanford, who unsuccessfully contested the Kalinago Territory constituency for the 3rd consecutive time, in the last general election, did not make himself available for re-election.
In what was described as a “tight contest ” for the post of President of the party, Ronald Charles narrowly defeated Roseau Central MP, Joseph Isaac, 94 votes to 90. 186 delegates voted and the were 3 spoilt ballots. Former UWP president, Ezekiel Basil did not contest the election while former opposition leader and Salisbury MP, Hector John was voted unopposed as vice president.
The party’s general secretary is Diane Victor with Andrea Kentish as her assistant secretary. Treasurer is Alex Birmingham with Jefferson James as assistant treasurer, Nicholas George PRO and Dr. Thomson Fontaine as International Secretary.
The trustees are Ronald Green, Edison James and Norris Prevost.
Speaking after the election, the new party president, Ronald Charles, thanked all who voted for him and called on those who lost to work for the development of the party.
Party leader Linton and his new deputy Joshua Francis also addressed the delegates.
More details will follow.