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Aug 1, 2017

Leslie will continue to campaign – will he broker deal with Philip Willoughby?

Even if most think Leslie is the frontrunner on August twenty-seventh following that endorsement from Mayor Bradley and Albert Area Rep Panton, the aspirant and three-time councilor has been campaigning on air and on the ground since announcing his candidacy on July seventeenth. Today, he reiterated that he is willing to work with anyone and everyone, including his putative opponent, to continue to improve Belize City.

 

Dion Leslie, Mayoral Aspirant

“I’ve gone around and I’ve spoken to almost every standard bearer and area rep and their committee as well and I’ve met with them; and I’ve gotten outstanding support from the committees from Collet division and Pickstock division and I’ve done my work and yes, I’ve gotten support and I am very grateful for it. With that said, I’m not taking anything for granted, that doesn’t mean I stop working, that doesn’t mean I sit back and say this is won; no. I still hit the ground campaigning every day for a minimum of three hours; I still do the work; I still go visit people; I still listen to the needs of various residents and try to work to see how we can make Belize City better for everyone.”

 

Reporter

“Will you try to work out some agreement with councilor Willoughby so that there is no need for a convention?”

 

Dion Leslie

“I haven’t spoken to councilor Willoughby as yet; the last time we saw each other was at a funeral – it wasn’t the best time or location to have this discussion. I have to say and the mayor repeated it – Philip is an outstanding worker; he is a hard worker; there is no doubt about that, there is no second-guessing it and any team would be lucky to have Philip on our side. So even though he is my opponent right now in this race, in the end if he wanted to come on board with the entire team, all the incumbent councilors behind me, we would openly welcome Philip; he is still our brother, he is still our colleague. We know his work ethic and his work ethic is something that Belize City would need. It’s a lot of work to be done – we have done so much but there is still so much left to be done and we need people who want to see better for the residents, want to see change, but are willing to go out there and sacrifice their time and their blood, sweat and tears to see it get done.”

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