Independent Liberal Party (Trinidad and Tobago)

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Independent Liberal Party
LeaderRekha Ramjit
ChairpersonRekha Ramjit
FounderJack Warner
Founded7 July 2013 (2013-07-07)
Colors     Green
House of Representatives
0 / 41
Local districts
0 / 136
Local municipalities
0 / 14
Website
www.ilptnt.com//

The Independent Liberal Party is a political party of Trinidad and Tobago. It was formed in July 2013, after Jack Warner was not reselected as the candidate for the Chaguanas West by-election for the United National Congress party. It was launched at a political rally, in Jubilee Grounds, Pierre Road, Chaguanas.

Founder Jack Warner resigned in September, 2015 following the party defeat in the 2015 general election. He was replaced by attorney Rekha Ramjit, who had previously served as the party's chairman, and who defeated Simeon Mahabir in a 10 October 2015 internal party election.[1]

Campaigns[edit]

Chaguanas West by-election 2013[edit]

Jack Austin Warner fought the Chaguanas West by-election on 29 July 2013, and won, beating out the closest candidate Kadijah Ameen by a 2 to 1 margin.


e • d Candidates for the July 29, 2013 Trinidad and Tobago By-Election in Chaguanas West
Candidate Political Affiliation Popular vote
Votes % ±%
Jack Warner Independent Liberal Party 12,642 69.09% -
Khadijah Ameen United National Congress 5,130 28.1% -
Avinash Singh People's National Movement 426 - -
Kirk Meighoo Democratic National Assembly 35 - -
Oliver Norman National Coalition for Transformation 21 - -
Total Votes 18,299 67.66%
Registered Voters 27,045
Sources: Trinidad and Tobago Elections and Boundaries Commission

Trinidad local elections 2013[edit]

The party contested 136 electoral districts in the local government elections in Trinidad in 2013. They won 102,918 votes and 3 seats.[2]

2015 general election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 September 2015 House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago election results
Parties Votes % Seats
People's National Movement 378,447 51.68% 23
People's Partnership Coalition 341,597 46.64% 18
Independent Liberal Party 5,123 0.70% 0
Others 7,173 0.98% 0
Total valid votes 732,340 100.00 41
Invalid/blank votes 2,452
Total (turnout 66.84%) 734,792 100
Source: EBC

The party contested 26 out of 41 seats in the 2015 General Elections held on 7 September 2015 but failed to win a seat. As a result of the party defeat at the polls, Warner resigned as political leader of the ILP.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rampersad, Sharlene (2015-10-11). "Rekha Ramjit is new ILP leader". Trinidad and Tobago Guardian Online. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  2. ^ Fraser, Mark (2013-10-24). "Highest Voters Ever". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved 15 May 2015.

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