"I Did not parachute into the NDP"

As the war of words continue following the public scolding of St Clair Leacock by former Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace, as to statements he made recently about the appointments of new senators by the NDP, Leacock on the radio Wednesday said he would not give the ULP anything to run with in responding to Mr. Eustace.

In the  December 2010 general election, Leacock contested and ran for Central Kingstown and was elected to the House of Assembly as a member of the opposition in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after winning 54.09% of the vote.

In the 2015 election, Leacock was once again elected to the House of Assembly after winning his seat for Central Kingstown.

But just seconds after saying such, Leacock left the script and hammered at Eustace for publicly scolding him.

He told the host of the New Times Bert Francios that  “ He Eustace does not have to love him, he does not have to care about him, nor does he have to support him”.

Leacock said he is quite capable of offering a defense for himself, stating that no one has to validate him, as being a responsible person.

“ My historical record shows were I have served, and all that I have served can attest to that fact”

Leacock said he has joined organizations voluntary, from the bottom up.

“ I have not parachuted into any organization including the NDP,  where I have been the Vice president for nearly 17yrs, and I have worked my way to the top”.

The Opposition MP said that has always been his approach whenever he is challenged, he works harder than before.

Eustace In 1998, resigned from the public service and ran for political office, winning the East Kingstown parliamentary seat.  Following the 1998 general elections, he was appointed Minister of Finance, Planning and the Public Service.

On 27 October 2000, Eustace, then a political neophyte, succeeded James Fitz-Allen Mitchell as the leader of the NDP, and on 28 March 2001, the NDP was defeated in the 2001 general election in which the party was reduced from 8 to 3 seats, producing a majority government for the Unity Labour Party.

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