Senator Alex Browne says he will be using his new role to champion the cause of St. Phillip’s North on a much larger scale and to bring their concerns before the Parliament.
Browne was among the four persons appointed to the Upper House by the United Progressive Party (UPP) on Tuesday, January 24.
This is his first stint as a senator, having been a candidate for the Party in last week’s General Elections – in which he came very close to unseating the Antigua Labour Party incumbent, Sir Robin Yearwood.
Browne is hoping that his inclusion in the Senate will bring about a better St. Phillip’s North, which – despite having been faithful to the Labour Party for over 47 years under Yearwood’s stewardship– has been neglected.
According to the new senator, he will have to be a fast learner to ensure that he represents his people to the best of his ability.
Meanwhile, Browne says he is humbled by his appointment and by the confidence that Opposition Leader Jamale Pringle has demonstrated in him; and he is pledging not to let down the UPP or the people of St. Phillip’s North.
Meanwhile, Senator Browne is addressing rumours that Sir Robin is unhappy with his appointment as deputy speaker of the House of Representatives.