ABLP Rural East branch picks candidate


The constituency branch executive of the Antigua Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) has recommended that Maria Bird-Browne – the wife of Prime Minister Gaston Browne – be the candidate to run i  that constituency in the next general election.

Bird-Browne will be expected to contest in the St Johns Rural East constituency, replacing sitting Member of Parliament Lester Bird.

The branch’s decision was announced in a letter to the ABLP executive following its most recent meeting.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne and his wife Maria Bird-Browne

In that letter, the Chairman of the branch office, Claudette Mason, supposedly wrote that Michael Freeland tied with Maria Bird-Browne for first place in the overall poll.

Senator Shenella Govia received the next greatest support, followed by Senator Alincia Grant in third place.

Freeland, however was eliminated because of “integrity challenges.” So too was Neil Williams, who had made an application to run in that constituency.

As fate would have it, Govia, who came in second, subsequently withdrew from the process and pledged her support to Bird-Browne.

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  2. It’s Nice To See A Lady Involved In Antiguan Politics! Rochester, NY Now Have A Lady Mayor! Atlanta, GA Just Elected A New Lady Mayor! Whether It’s ABLP/UPP/DNA! Antigua Is Ready To Have A Lady; As Prime Minister!📖📚🎓🌴

    • Ammm Women been involved in Antiguan politricks…..Yes I do love to see women stepping up and yes I would love to see a female priminister once she is at the helm for the betterment of this nation….Presently we have a Prime Minister who is seeking nothing riches why should we think his wife will be any different…….

  3. they did not choose her it was done by a poll lol ….it did not matter what they did she would have got the nod. ….just like all Saints west Davin won poll and primary but they they gave the lady sorry ms Browne the nod and at that time a dog could have won that seat because of the swing it was over for the upper. …

  4. Why would Gaston ….throw his monies behind women he NOT sleeping with…..supposedly….let them find their campaign capital n fail …so my wife get ALL my financial support and secures the win ….can you blame the guy…

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