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Nov 12, 2019

Tracy Panton Still Undecided on Who to Support for Leadership Convention

The leadership convention for the United Democratic Party has been set for February ninth, 2020 when as you know, Patrick Faber and John Saldivar will go head to head in a race to replace outgoing leader Dean Barrow. Over the past two weeks, both Saldivar and Faber launched their leadership campaigns, each claiming to have mustered support from the five hundred and sixty delegates who will determine the next leader of the party. Now, Team Saldivar is comprised of Hugo Patt and Beverly Williams who are running for the post of first deputy leader and second deputy leader respectively.  Albert’s Area Rep Tracy Panton will be going head to head with Patt at the convention for first deputy leader post. Panton attended both Saldivar and Faber’s campaign launch at the Civic Center.  So does this mean that the Albert Rep is “All About the Base” on Team Faber and who will the Albert delegates support? Here’s what she had to say.


Tracy Panton

Tracy Panton, Minister of State, Investment, Trade & Commerce

“I think there is time for that decision to be made and that decision will not be made unilaterally by me. The delegates from the Alberts constituency will have an opportunity to weigh in on that decision. They were selected as delegates because I trust their opinion, because they represent families that have been very supportive of the United Democratic Party and so I think as their leader, as their representative, I have to respect their views and input on who they believe our new leader should be. So there will be a robust discussion, certainly before February ninth.”

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