At last week’s meeting of the Progressive Labour Party Caucus, the PLP Parliamentary Group, endorsed the longest serving member of the House, MP Dennis Lister II, as its choice to serve in the distinguished role as Speaker of the House for the next Parliament.
Caucus also endorsed the second longest serving PLP Member of Parliament, Derrick Burgess, to serve as Deputy Speaker in the next Parliament.
Via a press statement, the PLP says: "These two men have displayed unmatched dedication to our community over their decades of service. I have immeasurable confidence in their ability to lead and discharge the duties their positions require with respect and integrity. I know they will diligently handle all matters put before them in the House of Assembly and that they will continue to work in accordance with the guiding principles of fairness and justice."