Leacock leaves his participation in next election “all in God’s hands”
Parliamentary Representative for the constituency of Central Kingstown, major St Clair Leacock has said whether or not he will be a candidate in the next general elections is “all in God’s hands.”
Leacock, who is also vice president of the New Democratic Party (NDP) expressed this sentiment on the party’s New Times radio programme on Nice Radio on Wednesday, May 25.
He told listeners that earlier on Wednesday morning he was in the Largo Height area doing a fitness walk and during this time he had “one or two inquiries from die-hard supporters.”
Leacock said his supporters wanted to know whether or not he will remain as their candidate for the next general elections.
“Those kinds of answers are really beyond me,”he said, noting that whether his answer is yes or no, “in the end it is all in God’s hands.”
“I am moving closer to that point in which I have to give way to anyone who would want to replace me in Central Kingstown,” the outspoken MP admitted.
Leacock who has represented Central Kingstown for three consecutive terms, said, “it is not an easy labour of love.”
He however noted that, “so long as there is still appreciation inside the NDP, or outside the NDP…I will do all that is within my powers to lend assistance to the New Democratic Party as the candidate or non candidate.”
“For the time being, I am still hanging in there, serving the people of Central Kingstown to the best of my ability,” Leacock stated.
Leacock who initially served as an Opposition Senator, was elected to serve the people of Central Kingstown in general elections in 2010, 2015 and 2020.