In an unprecedented move, the Opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP) has expelled one of its members, a sitting Member of Parliament, over what it says was inappropriate conduct and her failure to be a team player.
According to Caribbean 360 News, Opposition Leader, Mia Mottley announced at a press conference on Sunday night that Christ Church West Member of Parliament, Dr. Maria Agard was no longer a member of the BLP.
The disclosure followed Agard’s appearance before the party’s National Council.
Agard had been summoned to appear before the panel on Sunday evening on nine charges related to “breaches of discipline”, following a four-year battle with the executive of her own branch that recently played out in the traditional and social media.
Mottley said the decision to expel Agard was not an easy one, but it had to be taken as a matter of principle.