Will St Claire ‘Major’ Leacock cross the floor and serve under the Dr Gonsalves led Unity Labour Party (ULP) government?
That possibility depends on whether Leacock gets the mandate from the people of Central Kingstown.
News of this possibility rocked the political landscape early Friday, February 10th in a Boom FM Radio interview with host Dwight ‘Bing’ Joseph.
The Central Kingstown Constituency Representative for the New Democratic Party (NDP) accused the leadership core within the NDP of trying to get rid of him.
An allegation he seems to be directing at former NDP President and Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Arnhim Eustace.
Leacock says he warned the party that if they did not manage the November 2016, transition process from one leader to the another there would be collateral damage.
He says his advice was not heeded to and alluded to possible fallouts from that transition process which was officiated by outgoing leader Arnhim Eustace.
Northern Grenadines Representative Dr Godwin Friday was nominated and later sworn in as Leader of the Opposition after receiving the support of the six other elected members on the opposition bench.
In his conclusion to the 2017 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on February 9th in Kingstown, the Opposition parliamentarian said a new NDP will emerge after the February 12th convention.
He also indicated that he would continue to serve the party, but was not clear in which capacity apart from his role as Parliamentary Representative for Central Kingstown.
Just recently Leacock had expressed confidence that he would be re-elected as VP at the party’s convention.