Opposition legislator Mark Vanterpool is retiring from representational politics.
He made the announcement via a media release on Tuesday, just a week after being reelected as representative of the Fourth Electoral District.
“Today I have advised the Clerk of the House of Assembly that I wish to be excused from sitting in the next House of Assembly due to be convened on 12th March 2019. I am aware that this would be very surprising to the residents of District 4 and the territory, having been duly elected in the February 25th 2019 General Elections”, Vanterpool said.
He continued: “It is appropriate for me to make this a public apology to the electorate of District 4 and all residents, for my decision on the heels of the recent election.”
The NDP legislator went on to wish Premier Andrew Fahie well as the new leader of government business.
He also wished his party mate Marlon Penn well as the new Leader of Opposition.
Vanterpool did not give a reason for his sudden resignation from public office. Notably, however, Vanterpool had planned to retire ahead of the 2019 General Elections but said he returned upon the request of NDP Chairman Myron Walwyn.
Walwyn was not elected.
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