PLP leadership debate cancelled due to ‘logistical error’
The first Progressive Labour Party leadership debate — scheduled for this evening — has been cancelled “due to a logistical error”, the party said today.
In a statement, Dawn Simmons, the PLP chairwoman, said that “both candidates are fully committed to participating in the debate scheduled for Saturday, October 15”.
The statement said: “Due to a logistical error, it has been agreed by both candidates and the party’s executive committee that the leaders’ debate scheduled for Saturday, October 8 on party-related matters has, unfortunately, been cancelled.
“Recognising that political debates are a feature of a progressive, strong democracy, both candidates are fully committed to participating in the debate scheduled for Saturday, October 15.
“Further details regarding this debate will be released once confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
David Burt, the Premier, is facing a challenge for the leadership of the PLP from former finance minister Curtis Dickinson.
Renée Ming, a former national security minister, is challenging home affairs minister Walter Roban for the deputy leadership.
No explanation was given for the “logistical error”.