Member of parliament for Portsmouth, Ian Douglas, has expressed confidence that the Dominica Labour Party (DLP) will win the constituency when general election is called.
Douglas will be facing his own cousin Cabral Douglas, as an independent candidate and United Workers Party (UWP) candidate, Jefferson James ,when the poll is called.
Douglas had refused to give a comment to DNO on facing Cabral on the political battlefield.
But speaking at a DLP rally in St. Joseph on Monday, Douglas said there should be no fear for Portsmouth.
“Have no fear for the Portsmouth constituency, Portsmouth constituency belongs to the Dominica Labour Party,” he said to thunderous applause.
He stated that Portsmouth has been voting Labour for the past 60 years and will do so for another 60 years “under Roosevelt Skerrit.”
“Because he is young, he is not even 50 yet, he has another 30 years to go,” he said.
Portsmouth has been a DLP stronghold for over 50 years. Prior to Ian Douglas, the persons who served as MP include Michael Douglas (Ian’s father) and Roosevelt (Rosie) Douglas (Ian’s uncle). At the time of his death, Rosie was prime minister of Dominica.