For the first time since the 2009 general elections, the United Workers Party’s Opposition Leader Hector John and Parliamentary representative for the Marigot constituency Edison James and their four senators will attend parliament tomorrow.
The members are expected to take their oath at the start of the House of Assembly’s sitting, putting an end to a nine-month boycott of the House.
Following the 2009 general elections, the UWP had decided to boycott parliament on three consecutive occasions, leading them to qualify for by-elections in two of the three seats they had won in the general elections-Salisbury and Marigot. The boycott had been sparked by what party members claim were unfair general elections.
The party regained those seats in the July 9 by-elections. The four senators chosen were: Ezekiel Bazil (Wesley), UWP’s Political Leader Ronald Green (La Plaine), UWP’s Deputy Leader Claudius Sanford (Carib Territory) and Ronnie Isidore (Mahaut).
Among matters to be tabled at tomorrow’s sitting of the Sixth Meeting of the First Session of the Eighth Parliament, are a legal professions bill and a customs bill.
The UWP members are also expected to ask questions pertaining to the controversial bin and fertiliser scandals among other matters.