Candidate for the opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Higgs Adams said he is confident that this time around his party will win the Soufriere constituency seat.
Adams will be facing the DLP’s Denise Charles in a June 7 by-election in that constituency which has become necessary following the resignation of the former Labour Party MP, Ian Pinard, on April 26, 2016, because of what he said are allegations made against him.
Adams contested the Soufriere seat for the UWP in the 2014 general election and lost to Pinard, receiving 822 votes. Pinard received 1,326 ballots.
He has now a second chance against a different opponent and said during an interview on Q-95 FM on Tuesday that this time, he is confident of a win.
“Whenever you are in any contest and you lose that doesn’t mean you’re out. The people have supported me and that is why they are putting their confidence back in me and I have to give them what they ask for, and by all doubt we are going to win this constituency,” he said. “I am very confident about it and they are very excited.”
According to Adams his constituents are behind him and no matter what, he will “never” let them down.
He believes that whenever one is competing, “even if you lose the race, that doesn’t mean you lose.”
He said at the end of the day, “there are hundreds of supporters to support you so you must give them representation.”
When questioned about his defeat in the 2014 general election, Adams said, “One might say, well I didn’t have money…”
He said, however, money is the last thing on his mind.
“I came to the people, I spoke to them, I went house to house and people were saying to me all that money Labour party has, we don’t have money” but he explained, “I told them already election is not about money, election is giving yourself up to the people to represent them.”
He maintains that while money in an election is important, “It is not to buy the people, it is to run your campaign”
“Anybody who is coming to you to offer you things it means that he or she in this government is not doing their work,” he argued.