MP for St Philip North, Dr Sonia Browne has put forward a case for her re-election in the January 19 poll.
Addressing supporters at a spot meeting in Merricks, St Phillip Wednesday night, she highlighted some of her achievements since taking office in 2018, particularly a breakfast programme, which feeds students from three of the five primary schools in that constituency. In addition, she says housing conditions have improved especially following the passage of Hurricane Elsa last July.
“I fought for people who had poor housing… and houses are now being built, houses are now being replaced. After the hurricane, I went into the communities and we handed out tarpaulins, and many people, a couple shops nearby that (were) damaged, were supplied with materials to start their own fixing. And those who did not have resources to fix their own homes, they’re now in the process of having them fixed by rural and housing (departments) and so on,” she said.
Dismissing criticisms by her opponent Michael Lashley that she has done little to assist her constituents, Dr. Browne said her record spoke for itself.
“You want somebody that is sustainable and will fight for you once she is able. And you have found that in me,” she said.
Prime Minister Mia Mottley defended Browne’s performance, telling the people of St. Philip North that their representative is a no-nonsense person who has been working in their interest.
“I have a lady in Sonia Browne who raises the issues legitimately on your behalf. She doesn’t mince her words, and she’s a plain talker and lets us know what you need. And I respect that, because I too am a plain talker as you know,” Mottley said.
She also hailed Browne’s work on the Community Elder Care Programme of the National Assistance Board. (BT)