The outgoing St Mary’s South Caretaker for the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Senator Marshall has publicly given her support to her successor Dwyane George.
Weeks ago, the party announced that George, a former opposition member, would be contesting the by-election in the area on the party’s behalf.
This also followed Marshall’s resignation due to what she said is family issues.
“I give you my full support, I expect to see you returning to the Parliament but not to this House. I expect that you will be representing the people of St Mary’s South in the Lower House,” she said during a debate in the Senate on Wednesday.
She also added, “Senator George, I wish you the best I will say to you be honest with your people, stand up for your people because that is what representation is all about”.
Marshall also took the time to commend Senator Caleb Gardiner who is expected to depart Antigua shortly for a post in Washington, Festivals Minister Daryll Mathew, and the Central Board of Health for the exceptional work they did in keeping the streets clean and the successful carnival season.
The ABLP Senator also commented on her decision to resign from contesting the by-election.
She stated, “We make decisions but not for ourselves, we make decisions to ensure the quality of democracy and the opportunity of people to have the opportunity of choosing their representative.”
The fight for the St Mary’s South seat is now between ABLP Senator Dwayne George, the United Progressive Party’s Kelvin “Shugy” Simon, and Andrew Antonio from the Democratic National Alliance.