Ralph Thorne crosses the floor and is new Opposition Leader

Member of Parliament for Christ Church South Ralph Thorne. (Picture by Reco Moore.)

Government backbencher Ralph Thorne has crossed the floor to become Leader of the Opposition in a stunning move.

The Christ Church South Member of Parliament visited the President of Barbados yesterday and declared his intention in a development that comes two years after the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) was returned to office in another clean sweep of the 30 parliamentary seats.

Reacting to questions from this newspaper on the development, Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley, who was at the helm of the BLP’s historic wins in 2018 and 2022, simply stated: “Easy come, easy go.”

She confirmed what reliable sources had told the Saturday Sun, saying that the President had written her indicating that Thorne visited her and informed her he was no longer sitting with the Government and would become the Opposition Leader. (AC)

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