The current member of parliament of St Philip West John King will not be contesting the next general election.
King made the announcement at the branch meeting moments ago at the Gordan Walters Primary School.
“I made the decision that come next election, I definitely will not be seeking re-election. I believe that I still have a lot of things that I would like to accomplish within St. Philip West and across Barbados for the 300, 000 plus people that we have in it, but I think that I can do that in the different way,” King said.
In the last election, the former calypso monarch defeated the Democratic Labour Party’s Dr David Estwick.