Councilor Philip Willoughby questioned on quest for Mayoral seat

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Updated: July 21, 2017

Earlier in the newscast we told you about the work that Councilor Willoughby is engaged in within the Mayflower community. The Councilor, the public may know by now, has submitted his name for Mayor. Therefore, the media asked whether or not the work he is doing is simply to gain political mileage. This is how he answered.

Philip Willoughby – Councilor
“I hope that God willing and with the people support, they see my name, they’ve recognized my tenure at City Hall since 2006. The work we’ve put in collectively with the media, you see administrate over projects that cost excess of over ten million dollars, the flood mitigation 1 project, you’ve seen us work with the downtown project, you’ve seen us work with the transfer station project, administration, running hurricane, taking care of disaster is my forte Jules. Running a city with a good network and support team of management and directors, my colleagues, how can we go wrong.”

And as to whether his colleagues Dion Leslie and current Mayor Darrell Bradley are running for the same post, Willoughby says he can only speak for himself.

Philip Willoughby – Councilor
“I can’t answer any of those questions. I haven’t seen Mr. Leslie’s application. I can’t say that I was at the UDP secretariat when he handed it in. No one from the UDP Secretariat has said to me that he’s applied so I would be speaking blindly. If he has done so then he would be my opponent once we pass the vetting and the party accepts our application.

Reporter
“Mayor Bradley?”

Philip Willoughby – Councilor
“If he seeks to return to office then there are some considerations that needs to be had but ultimately the people will decide that fate.”

Reporter
“So you’re going all the way? Because you’re known for electus interruptus, that a few times you’ve put your name in and you pull out.

Philip Willoughby – Councilor
“Well I hope that for those whom I have been electerus, irrectorus, oructorus or whatever you are talking about, I hope they see it as a reciprocal relationship that I supported and worked tirelessly for the Honorable Minister Tracy Taegar Panton and I am not saying that it is mandatory, I am not saying she should but I humbly ask for her support and I humbly believe it should be reciprocated. That’s fair play but if not then the people of Albert would then decide that but then how do you go to Albert and say not to support Phillip Willoughby. That’s rather a difficult job to do.”