At least one ULP parliamentarian has heeded the call of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves for representatives to spend more time in their constituencies to connect with the people they were elected to serve.
Newly elected West St George MP Curtis King who was appointed to the Ministry of Education said he was not an office person. King has long been a community activist including stints as head of the National Youth Council and several sporting and community organisations.
On Monday, November 16, 2020, the former headmaster turned politician toured a number of villages in the constituency.
After dealing with a number of substantive matters at the Ministry of Education, King visited a number of households, toured a number of infrastructure projects, and visited two grieving families who lost loved ones in recent days.
He is expected to continue constituency tours weekly, visiting homes and listening to residents with an aim towards fulfilling the mandate that he has been given.
He said recently, “I am not an office person. I will be out and about as much as is possible.”
Following the 2020 general elections, the Prime Minister said that 3000-4000 ULP supporters did not go out and vote as they were disgruntled with the party as some MPs had lost connection with the people while ‘busy attending meetings’.
He admonished his MPs to spend at least one day per week in the constituency separate from their weekly clinics.
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