South Leeward needs proper representation – Dr. Mineva Glasgow

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The Unity Labour Party’s (ULP) Candidate for South Leeward has expressed that the constituency “needs proper representation.”

Dr. Mineva Glasgow, a resident of Questelles said, “I don’t think that we have the type of representation that we need.”

Dr. Glasgow explained that when debates are held during Parliament, nothing “substantive” is presented by the current Member of Parliament (MP) for South Leeward, Nigel ‘Nature’ Stephenson, a representative of the opposition, the New Democratic Party (NDP).

“I think we’re at a junction now where we need somebody to go in and really talk on behalf of the people. And who has the interest of the people at heart… and I think I am that person.”

Glasgow, noting that many people would object, considering the MP is a member of the opposition and not the ruling party said: “My thing is, if you have a representative, and the mere fact that the people voted you, you should find time to go and meet them, find out how they are doing, what are their needs. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are on the government’s side. You have a responsibility to who would have voted for you. That’s where I think it’s lacking.”

According to Dr. Glasgow’s reports, residents of South Leeward have never seen their representative for the years that he has been MP.

The retired Deputy Director of the National Insurance Service, speaking on her move into politics said:

“I always liked politics. I never envisioned going in to active politics at the stage and at this level. So when I was approached and asked to contest on a ULP ticket, I said to the person who came and asked me, let me go home and pray about it and speak with my relatives.”

She shared that most of her relatives were opposed to the idea, with only one really in favour.

“I said let me go, I think I can make a difference. I think I have what it takes to contribute to development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”

Dr. Glasgow shared her analysis between the ULP and the NDP.

“When I looked at the philosophy of the ULP and so forth, I would not say that the NDP did not do anything because I’d be lying, they must have done something because they were there for a long time. But they could have done more, given the time that they were in office and how the resources were at the time – when banana was in its hay day, they could have done much better.

“…So when I look at what is happening now to then, I said, the ULP is the party of choice,” Dr. Glasgow declared.

The ULP Candidate was asked, “Would you agree that the ULP can do much more better than what they’re doing now?”

Her response: “There is always room for improvement.”