Veteran Politician Sir Louis Straker has been sworn in for the 5th time as the elected Member of Parliament (MP) for the Central Leeward constituency.

Mr. Straker, who entered the Political arena in 1994, was elected in that year for the Labour Party, as well as in 1998, 2001 and 2005. He retired in 2010 but made a surprise comeback in 2015 and won the seat by over 300 votes.

Speaking at Tuesday’s ceremonial opening of the first session of the tenth parliament, Mr. Straker said “it is a unique privilege and a great honour to represent the people of Central Leeward.”

Mr. Straker also expressed appreciation to the government for appointing him as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, a portfolio he held before he left office.

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