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Here is what the Leader of the PLP had to say about the claim by former PLP MPs that they are being excluded from running for the party again:

Tuesday 6th August 2019

Lynden Pindling Centre 

“First, let me tell you what we believe is really important — we are looking for both expertise and vigor, men and women who can be change agents and shake things up and move this country forward,” Davis said.

He continued, “On too many fronts, The Bahamas is stuck. We need energy and innovation and we need people ready to start moving on day one.

“Second, there is a very fair, very transparent system in place for interviewing and selecting candidates, one that gives people who live in a constituency more say.

“This is one of the reforms we adopted at our most recent convention.

“Third, we have been really delighted with the amount of interest that has been shown — there are so many really excellent, accomplished people who want to become candidates. The future is very bright.

“Fourth, everyone who wants to be a candidate will go through these steps.

“I understand not everyone is happy about that. We’ve heard some noise about it, and my guess is you’re going to continue to hear noise. That’s okay with me. There was an old way of doing things; now there’s a new way.”