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By Aabigayle McIntosh
The United Progressive Party’s (UPP) Kelvin “Shugy” Simon took the Oath of Office today after he was officially sworn-in as Member of Parliament for the St Mary’s South Constituency for the second time in a matter of months.
Simon was first elected to the seat in the January 18th polls, he however resigned on June 8th triggering a by-election that was held on October 24th securing a second victory.
He has resigned from the post to avoid a lengthy court battle challenging his nomination as a candidate.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday, the MP said it was a very jubilant feeling to be back in the House of Parliament where the people of the constituency has placed him.
“It’s a good feeling supporters are also here and they are very happy for this moment. I feel at home, I feel that I rightfully deserve to be here and now that I am back is just going back to do the people’s work”, Simon said.
“They chose me to be here and it is my responsibility to deliver on their behalf. I am also grateful for the support that I have been getting throughout the months,” Simon added.
In his first attempt at the polls Simon defeated former Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party Members of Parliament for the area Senator Samantha Marshall.
And in his second attempt he secured victory over former UPP colleague Senator Dwayne George who switched allegiance prior to the by-election.