The opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has disclosed that it is gearing up for the party’s annual Delegates’ Conference which will take place in Salisbury on March 1, 2015.
Speculation is rife that Claudius Sanford, who holds the post of Deputy Leader of the party, may no longer be interested in that post.
Party leader Lennox Linton said he hopes that many in the party are eyeing the post of leader and deputy leader, among others posts, noting that they will be elected through a democratic process.
“I hope there are many people looking at the post of deputy leader and party leader … that’s what conventions are all about,” Linton said.
Conventions, he noted, give delegates the chance to make decisions about moving forward.
“So when they make decisions about going forward, usually they assess what is happening now, in recent times and how we go forward,” he stated.
According to Linton, the UWP is going into the convention with the opportunity to put in a “fresh slate” not just the leader and deputy, but secretary, treasurer and others who are basically going to run the party.
Linton took over from Edison James as party leader in 2013 when the party held its Delegates’ Conference in Castle Bruce.