What’s The Difference Between Bunting, Phillips Campaign Platforms? Not Much.


There is little difference so far, in the utterances of the two contenders in the battle for presidency of the Opposition People’s National Party.

Current President Dr Peter Phillips and the man hoping to take his place after the party’s annual conference in September, Central Manchester MP Peter Bunting, have both been outlining their visions and plans for the 81 year old organisation.

Nationwide News has been examining the similarities and differences of utterances made so far by both candidates.

Stevian Simmonds reports:

For the Phillips campaign, the message is centered on victory through a united PNP, while Bunting’s theme has been ‘we can win’.

Both have expressed concerns about workers doing full time work being classified as contract workers, and not being eligible to certain benefits.

Both are also adamant that they will not tolerate corruption in an administration they’ll lead.

Both Phillips and Bunting have also expressed concerns about inequality in the education system.

But their plans for education, differ slightly.

They also differ on the PNP’s current philosophy.

Both Bunting and Phillips also want an inclusive economy, where small business people are linked to opportunities and capital.

Bunting has outlined plans to launch an endowment fund to help comrades who’ve fallen on hard times, have workshops aimed at developing party members, and overhaul the party’s communication system.

And Phillips is adamant that a government with himself at the helm, will end squatting.

Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.

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