Monday 9 December, 2019

Gibbs to replace Atherley in St Michael West

Christopher Gibbs (BLP)

Christopher Gibbs (BLP)

When the date for the next General Elections is announced, businessman Christopher Gibbs will be contesting the seat for the Barbados Labour party (BLP) in the constituency of St Michael West. 

The party held its nominations for the seat last night at the St Leonard's School, more than a year after Bishop Joseph Atherley vacated to take up the position as Leader of the Opposition. 

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Gibbs went up against Stephen Leslie and took the victory in a landslide 360 votes to Leslie's 50. 

In his address, Gibbs told party supporters he has recognized constituents are "still hurting" from the way in which Atherley left the party. 

"The first time that I walked in Thomas Gap, they were screw [sic]. The people did not want to see any politician, especially after what Joe [Atherley] did. I really had to work hard to earn your support and I’m happy you guys came out to support me.”

He said he is committed to standing behind the constituents of St Michael West. 

“I look forward to finishing the job right up to whenever you would have me and I will continue the programmes that I have started and start new ones.”

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