Back benching Londel was a mistake, says DNA candidate

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One of St John’s Rural West MP Londel Benjamin’s political rivals says it was a mistake for the prime minister to have made Benjamin a back bencher.
A back bencher in Parliament is an MP on the government side who holds no executive office. On the opposition side, it is an MP who is not a member of the Shadow Cabinet – if there is one.
Democratic National Alliance candidate for St John’s Rural West in the last elections, Anthony Stuart, says Benjamin achieved a historic upset by winning Rural West and therefore he deserved a ministerial role.
 

From 1989 to 2018 the seat was held by former Prime Minister and former Opposition Leader Baldwin Spencer. In the 2014 general elections Benjamin lost, needing just 31 votes to defeat Spencer. On March 21, Benjamin beat Spencer’s successor Richard Lewis of the United Progressive Party by 184 votes.
While Benjamin was made a back bencher, political newcomers Daryll Mathew and Maria Bird-Browne were made Cabinet ministers. Stuart says there are others who could have sat on the back bench.

Democratic National Alliance candidate for St John’s Rural West in the last elections, Anthony Stuart.

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