House Speaker Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert called out the Opposition for pushing the argument for there to be a definitive statement on whether any Member of Parliament who’s involved in a criminal proceeding should be suspended.

The exchange occurred during the sitting of the Lower House.

The Opposition sought to move a motion to have Member of Parliament for Central Westmoreland, George Wright, suspended.

There was a criminal investigation involving Wright, but the police have since closed the case.

Tauna Thomas reports.


Opposition Leader, Mark Golding said the Parliament must address Mr. Wright’s toxic masculinity.

The House Speaker then asked the Opposition Leader, if he was calling for a House cleansing on matters of violence.

Mrs. Dalrymple-Philibert further stated she’d facilitate and balance the scales if that was the intention of the Parliament.

But Mr. Golding said he was not prepared to engage in generalities, as the motion tabled by the Opposition was directed at MP Wright.