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Perline Scatliffe-Leonard launches election bid

Perline Scatliffe-Leonard launches election bid

After months of prodding for more female political leaders by political commentator Claude Skelton-Cline, former Director of the Water & Sewerage Department (WSD), Perline Scatliffe-Leonard has announced her bid for elected office.
The former WSD boss told reporters at a press conference held yesterday, February 8, that she is seeking to be elected in the Seventh District as an independent candidate.

A former public servant for more than 30 years, Scatliffe-Leonard said she was spiritual and also very passionate about the country.

“I’ve seen everything, I’ve been through the thick and the thin, I’ve seen the pretty and ugly, so I know I am well prepared for what I’m about to do,“ she stated.

According to Scatliffe-Leonard, her mantra was one of working with honesty, integrity and transparency — a trait she said will be filtered through the House of Assembly (HOA) along with her knowledge and experience once she becomes elected.

When questioned about her reason for campaigning as an independent candidate, Scatliffe-Leonard alluded to a need to ‘maintain her integrity’ and her ‘need to speak up when something is not in order’.

“I find that with the party system now, persons are holding back to speak on behalf of the people,” she expressed.

Scatliffe-Leonard also shared that she had a passion for culture and how it relates to nation-building. She also suggested that this should be integrated into the school curriculum. “We cannot build a nation again without a culture, without an identity,” she stated.

In sharing the traits that set her apart from others who may also be vying for office, the former WSD Director said she stands on the principles of transparency, honesty and accountability along with her understanding of governance and accountability.

The seat Scatliffe-Leonard plans to context means she will be going up against the Seventh District incumbent, Premier Dr Natalio Wheatley.

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