Political Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP) Jamale
Pringle has endorsed the Party’s candidate for St. Mary’s South,
Kelvin “Shugy ” Simon, while pledging his and the Party’s full
support to ensure that the seat is retained.
The UPP is fully in campaign mode as it prepares for a by-election –
due by early October – following Simon’s resignation from the
House of Representatives.
Speaking at a town-hall meeting at the Urlings Primary School on
Monday night, June 19, Pringle acknowledged that Simon, since his
election to office on January 18, has been working tirelessly for the
people – in particular, for his constituents in St. Mary’s South.
The UPP political leader says that Simon showed that hard work is
the key to winning a constituency, in spite of the “charitable
donations and gifts,” handed out by the incumbent party.
Pringle describes Simon as a selfless individual who took the
decision to resign as an MP not because he was pressured – but out
of his love for the people and for democracy.
According to Pringle, as leader of the Party, with its “people-first”
philosophy, Simon will receive the political organization’s full
support to embark on this mission, and all the resources necessary
for him to retain the seat.
Meanwhile, the UPP says the people of St. Mary’s South will have the
final say, since the will of the people “is the only legitimate
foundation of any government, and the power of the people is
greater than the people in power.”
Residents of the constituency are reminded that they made the right
choice from Day 1. Therefore, they should continue to work
together, united and strong with Simon and the UPP, to improve the
quality of life in St. Mary’s South.
“Hope is on the horizon,” the Party says, as it calls on the
constituents to vote, once again, for Simon.