Former Castres Central MP, Stanley Felix says he is not ruling out the possibility of contesting the seat as an independent candidate if he is not the chosen one for the Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) next general election.
“If that is called into question, that would have to be for the people of Castries Central who support Stanley Felix to decide,” the former MP told reporters Tuesday.
Felix contested the seat in 2011 and 2016 under the SLP and was also Housing Minister in the Dr Kenny Anyhony led administration.
In 2016 he lost the seat to incumbent Sarah Flood-Beaubrun who came into the ring four months before the June 6 elections.
With elections scheduled to be called this year, Felix says he intends to contest the seat for a third time, despite the party failing to confirm a candidate for Castries Central.
There has been widespread debate on several possible candidates including Peter Lansiquot, Yasmine Steele and former UWP Housing Minister, and Castries Central MP, Richard Frederick.
“The Party I suppose is deliberating, going through all the processes that is fitting for them, and I am on the ground continuing to connect with the people of Castries Central so that when and if I get the nod that I will be well poised to represent them properly.”
Felix says he is more confident now than ever.
“If you look at my record, though I may not have won the seat but I gave a very good account of myself and if you understand politics, sometimes when you lose it is not because the people don’t favour you but sometimes there’s a multiplicity of factors that would cause one to lose. I am not dissuaded, I am continuing, the people of Castries Central are encouraging me and I am prepared to fight for the people of Castries Central again,” Felix declared.
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