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Oct 16, 2019

Has the P.U.P.’s Candice Pitts Gained Ground in Mesop?

Candice Pitts

These days City Councillor Doctor Candice Pitts has been on the ground in the Mesopotamia constituency, which is considered a stronghold for the United Democratic Party under senior minister Michael Finnegan. Finnegan is stepping down and is grooming understudy and son of Prime Minister, Shyne Barrow, to take over the reins in the division. Today Pitts was asked about the pulse of the people in the division and if she has a fighting chance.


Dr. Candice Pitts, P.U.P. Standard Bearer, Mesopotamia

“I have not been receiving resistance. I would not characterise it as such at all. I think that the people of Mesopotamia have been very receptive; one because we come with a level of work that is just very genuine. And sincere about helping to develop this community and helping to address the many concerns and needs of this constituency which is one of the smallest constituencies as you may know in the city, but every day we witness the physical decay and it is just a stone throw away from the centre of the city. It needs much develop and that is something that we are trying to address and contribute here.”



“Mesopotamia is considered a safe U.D.P. seat. It has been for a number of terms. What is your strategy in trying to penetrate what looks to be a U.D.P. garrison in Mesopotamia?”


Dr. Candice Pitts

“You characterize it as such and I don’t want to rob you of that opportunity to interact with Mesopotamia on that level and to really find out how they feel because that is what we have been hearing on the ground. You may be surprised. You may think that it is a stronghold, [but] when you hear from the residents you may be surprised.”

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