Member of Parliament for Roseau South, Joshua Francis, has expressed interest in running for the position of Deputy Leader of the opposition United Workers Party (UWP).
The UWP will be holding its annual delegate’s convention in Salisbury on Sunday (March 1) and leader, Lennox Linton, has indicated that “all positions are up for grabs” in the party.
Claudius Sanford, the man who holds the post of deputy political leader, will not be contesting that post and a new person is expected to be elected.
There are talks that Francis is the “front runner” for the position and he will be “the only person who will be vying for that post” and is expected to be elected “unopposed.”
Francis has not confirmed directly that he actually contesting the post, only saying he has expressed interest and “it will all be left to the delegates to decide.”
“I have expressed my interest and that is where it is,” he said.
Francis defeated Ambrose George, of the Dominica Labour Party, who was running for a fourth term in office in the December 8, 2014 general election.
Francis amassed 2,185 votes while George received 1,948.
He has since been given the responsibility of attorney general, legal affairs, immigration, labour and Kalinago affairs in the UWP’s ‘alternative cabinet.’