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Mar 25, 2015

Longsworth and Willoughby Step Out in Albert

Herman Longsworth

Back to Panton…She says she is confident that she can deliver the Albert constituency, and has committed to do just that. To have any chance at all, she will have to capitalize on any mileage made by Longsworth and even Willoughby, who has been working in the division for months. Both men’s sudden fall from political grace, so to speak, has come as a surprise. But both were present this morning and had on their game faces as they pledged support for the woman who put them out of business.

 

Herman Longsworth, Replaced by Tracy Taegar-Panton

“There came the time when I recognized that the U.D.P. in Albert were probably at its lowest ebb and needed an injection of credibility, and I thought that I could provide that credibility. And so I entered politics and I chose to try to bring that credibility back to the Party in Albert. I stand here today and I can tell you that Albert is now U.D.P.  Albert is now U.D.P.  And I was only prepared to hold on to the mantle for so long as it took the Party to find someone that I considered to be credible enough to have the wherewithal to be able to carry what it is we have been working for over the past four years. The Party has done that now so I am quite happy to step aside and go back to my business.”

 

Phillip Willoughby

Phillip Willoughby, Replaced by Tracy Taegar-Panton

“It was more than an honour and a privilege to have been chosen for the time being to work with the residents and voters of the Albert Division so much respect is due to them. I plan and intend to, as Ms. Panton has extended her hand in friendship to me to be a part of her team…I will accept and embrace you Ms. Panton and work with you not by just standing here this morning and saying it, but I am certain that all our fans and supporters, friends and family will do likewise and follow suit and we start immediately Ma’am, with everything, from the bottom of my heart, no hard feelings, dah love.”

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