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By Zaya Williams
Politician Trevor Young has officially joined the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP).
Formerly a candidate for the United Progressive Party in the St. John’s Rural East constituency during the 2019 general elections, Young resigned in 2021 amidst rumours of negative discussions about him within the executive ranks.
In 2022, he briefly aligned with the Democratic National Alliance, contesting in the same constituency on their ticket.
On Friday, Young took to Facebook to announce his affiliation with the ABLP, stating, “you don’t have to light a lamp to look for me… what the patrol harbour Commander says, that’s what he means.”
He then shared in the comments that the, “UPP call me a foreigner so I joined a party that embraces non-nationals.”
In an interview with Twin Island Media, Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister’s office, Max Hurst, confirmed Young’s party switch.
Hurst expressed that Young attended the party’s meeting on Friday and was warmly received.
“The labour party functions like a church. We recognize that those who sin against us can always be embarrassed at a later stage,” he said.
Hurst urged new members to promote the party’s interests rather than undermining it, emphasizing unity and support within the institution.