Baldwin Spencer says farewell to politics

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Following Prime Minister Gaston Browne’s announcement of the Dissolution of Parliament today, the Leader of the Opposition, Baldwin Spencer, used the opportunity to say goodbye to the House and active politics.

Spencer had already announced his retirement from active politics following his party’s defeat in the 2014 polls and said before that he would not be a candidate in any future election.

“I am completely humbled by the experience here,” Spencer said in his final address in the House.

Spencer added that he believes that he is leaving politics after he would have made “significant contributions” to the nation.

“I have tried my best, both in and out of government to make a difference and I think the time has come to exit,” the former United Progressive Party leader added.

Spencer was the nation’s Prime Minister from 2004 to 2014 and has served the constituency of St John’s Rural West since 1989.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne in responding to Spencer said they have always admired each other.

He said himself and Spencer came from similar backgrounds “and there was mutual respect notwithstanding what may have been said politically.”

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Farewell to you Sir.
    Enjoy your retirement you deserve the break to be in this mudsligging game called Antigua politics

  2. Farewell mr Baldwin enjoy your retirement you are the best prime minister Antigua and Barbuda ever have so far 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

  3. “Spencer says ASHE LIED”
    As long as the people of St.John’s Rural West can attest to your development of Grays Farm and Green Bay, then you’re good. Prepare to enjoy life and some good pepperpot!

  4. Even though I never support his government I know Baldwin Spencer is a good man with a good heart. Enjoy ur retirement sir…

  5. Well u can’t please everyone but given the chance to do the job they can’t but they full of pure chat.all leader that serves any country good or bad must be respected.but I hope it’s not a next promise to honor these leaders. Jamaica today honor Mr seaga by naming a complex in his name.

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