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I AM IN – Willock hints at political entry

Julian Willock

Julian Willock

Member of the Opposition Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Julian Willock has hinted that he is mulling an entry into representational politics.

“An announcement will be made shortly about my political intentions,” he told BVI News Online when contacted regarding a post he made on his Facebook page yesterday, April 2.

Willock said the post, at this time, is self-explanatory.

It reads: “Who is with me to save our country? Who is with me to restore an agenda of prosperity, transparency and accountability? Who is with me to look out for everyone and build a BVI where all can benefit and reject divisive politics? I am in! Yes I am doing this for us, for I love the people and my country!”

Willock, who is also a businessman, previously served as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Communication and Works. However, he lost that Government job under controversial circumstances.

Willock has been active in the political arena for years, but had been dodging questions about whether he will vie for a seat in the territory’s House of Assembly. His post on social media is the clearest indication yet.

Willock is also widely viewed as a protege of Julian Fraser – the former Leader of the Opposition who represents the Third Electoral District in the House.

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