Opposition Leader Bishop Joseph Atherley says he is not at all surprised by the stepping down of St George North Member of Parliament Gline Clarke, who is vacating the seat he held for 26 years for a diplomatic post in Canada.
In fact, the head of the People’s Party for Democracy and Development (PdP) told the DAILY NATION that his party has been preparing for this eventuality in the last year and a half and have now narrowed down their choices to two candidates to contest the St George North seat.
He is also putting Barbadians on notice that there is likely to be an announcement of another by-election sometime before the general election, although he did not want to say which other member of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Parliamentary group he expects to step down.
“We have had two people over the last year and a half who have indicated an interest in St George North and they are both from the St George North community. . . ” the Opposition Leader said.