Renee Anderson-Ming, second from left, will stand as a candidate in St. George's West. *Photo by Simon Jones
Renee Anderson-Ming, second from left, will stand as a candidate in St. George's West. *Photo by Simon Jones
FRIDAY, NOV. 16: PLP candidate for St George's West, John Gibbons, has resigned for 'personal reasons', the party revealed today.

Premier Paula Cox made the announcement at a press conference this afternoon and unveiled St George's Alderman, Renee Anderson-Ming, as Mr Gibbons' replacement.

She said: "We are thankful for his work, his energy and his passion.

"Mr Gibbons remains a rising star in the PLP and although he will not be a candidate he will continue to work and help the PLP."

Premier Cox admitted that the timing of the decision was 'less than ideal', but maintained that the decision to step down as a candidate had been Mr Gibbons' entirely.

She described Ms Anderson-Ming as a 'young, intelligent' woman and said the PLP was fortunate to be able call on her to represent the party in St George's West.

Ms Ming said she was honoured to be given the opportunity to represent the PLP in St George's.

She told the media she wanted to put an end to the notion of St George's being a ghost town and ensure the people of St George's are never ignored.

She added: "The people in constituency number two are not just constituents they are my family and life long friends.

"Those who know me know I am committed to family and St George's is my family having been born and bred up there.

"You can count on me to work hard and stand strong for the people of St George's.

"I look forward to seeing you on the doorstep."

Ms Anderson-Ming said she had also tendered her resignation as a St George's Alderman, although there was no legal requirement for her to do so.