Management consultant Sandra Husbands today declared she would be contesting the Barbados Labour Party’s (BLP) nomination for the St James South constituency, rubbishing suggestions that she was not being considered for the race.
Her announcement came on the heels of recent statements by her political opponent Donville Inniss, the sitting MP for the seat, that the Opposition would not field Husbands this time around.
“Mr Inniss would need to say where he got that from. Within the Barbados Labour Party what we do is that we have nominations and I am stepping forward for the nomination,” Husband said on the Sunday edition of Down to Brass Tacks.
Husbands said she has been working in the constituency over the last five years and is satisfied with her contribution to the residents.
“We have done a number of things, for example, we did skills and business training in care for the elderly, cooking, housekeeping, small business start-ups etc. We started walking in the constituency and then once a month we would have a breakfast walk.”
Husbands added that the decision was ultimately in the hands of the people but she was prepared to put up a strong fight to offer solid representation.
“I am open to their [constituents of St James South] support …because I really want to serve, because I think that Barbados needs a new form of governance and it is important that we bring to office not only people that have ability, but more importantly people who genuinely care about what happens to people and therefore this is why I have spent the time to prepare myself to be able to give that type of service,” she said.