George Pilgrim has stepped down as general secretary of the Democratic Labour Party(DLP), the party’s outgoing leader and president Freundel Stuart has revealed.
In an address to party members at the DLP’s headquarters at George Street, St Michael this afternoon, Stuart said he was unable to persuade Pilgrim to stay on in the post he has held for the last decade.
Pilgrim was among the party’s candidates in the May 24 election. He contested the constituency of St John, which was regarded as a stronghold of the DLP, but suffered defeat after securing 1, 598 votes to the Barbados Labour Party’s Charles Griffith who won 2,983 votes.
Stuart expressed his gratitude to Pilgrim, urging him to return as an officer of the party in the future.
“I hope that after a short respite, he will make himself available for service as an officer of the party again. George’s energy, commitment and inspiration can still be of great benefit to the Democratic Labour Party,” Stuart said.