Newly elected Member of Parliament for Christ Church South, Ralph Thorne said thank you to his constituents with an hour-long motorcade on Saturday.
Thorne, Barbados Labour Party representative for the constituency, was joined by many of his proud supporters all dressed in red, as they anxiously boarded a music truck, two ZR vans and several private vehicles, that left the main constituency office located in Keizer Hill, Enterprise, Christ Church, around 2:35 p.m. escorted by members of the Royal Barbados Police Force along the route.
After the motorcade, Thorne said he was extremely pleased with the turnout which was estimated to be more than 100 people. He explained that the BLP has quite a few plans for the constituency, among them the redevelopment of Oistins.
“This is a victory for all of us you see here and all of us in the Barbados Labour Party and in Christ Church South . . . We have so many progressive plans for the constituency, that I want to consider this a victory for the constituency and a victory for the prospect of good work ahead.
“We met this morning and we have a plan to advise the Government as to the redevelopment of Oistins. We feel that Oistins is too important a town, it is a heritage town and we feel that it cannot be ignored going forward. We want to see Oistins develop and having some respect to the heritage that Oistins represent,” Thorne said.
Thorne, an accomplished lawyer, dismissed any suggestion that he feels left out of any ministerial assignment.
“I applied for one job and that job is to be parliamentary representative for the constituency of Christ Church South and I have gotten that job,” he said.