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It seems that the one and only Washington Bramble, a well-known and sometimes controversial transgender social media personality, has thrown his hat in the ring to contest the ABLP Primary in St Johns Rural West.
In a letter to the General Secretary of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party, Bramble cited 40 years of discrimination and neglect within the community as the driving force behind his decision to run. According to Bramble, the community needs a new “breed” of candidate who has the courage and competence to fight for their rights.
Earlier this week the ABLP announced that a primary election will take place on December 8 to select a candidate/caretaker for the St. John’s Rural West constituency.
The party received five submissions from Shawn Benjamin, Russhell Ellis, Michael Joseph, Aziza Lake, and Kevin Morgan expressing their interest in the position.
The Central Executive of the party will determine the suitability of all prospective candidates and will approve the candidate or a list of candidates to contest in the primary election at the constituency level.
The primary election will be open to registered party members of the constituency who are in good financial standing for at least twelve consecutive weeks prior. The party member shall exercise one vote.
The primary election will be held at the Multi-Purpose Cultural Centre, and the party’s internal Supervisor of Elections will give at least twenty-eight days’ notice before the poll. Further details are expected to be announced shortly.
The United Progressive Party’s Richard Lewis is the Parliamentary representative for that constituency