Plans by the Antigua Labour Party to pad the Rural East voter’s list and return the Prime Minister’s wife to office will not work, says George Wehner, Mobilization Officer for the United Progressive Party (UPP).
Reportedly, the process of transfers and continuous registration has added a significant number of new electors to the constituency, which is considered the third largest, after St. George and St. John’s Rural West, respectively.
Many constituents have complained that the sitting representative, Maria Browne, has been missing these past four years. And their dissatisfaction reportedly has prompted the alleged move to pad the list with new voters.
In addition to Rural East, inside sources claim that St. George, Rural West and City East have been targeted for an influx of transferred voters.
The sources allege that the Labour Party has exerted pressure on the more than 400 new citizens in an attempt to shore up declining support in these four constituencies.
Meanwhile, the Rural East constituency will be the stop for this Saturday’s “Small Business Pull-up,” and Wehner is inviting everyone to come out and support the small struggling enterprises.