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Speaker blocks attempts to suspend MP in assault case

Published:Tuesday | April 13, 2021 | 5:12 PM
House Speaker Dalrymple Philbert insisted that there was no evidence of a criminal charge against a member of the House.

House Speaker Marissa Dalrymple Philibert today blocked attempts by the Opposition to move a motion for the suspension of Westmoreland Central Member of Parliament George Wright.

Wright has been listed as a person of interest in an assault case.

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According to the speaker, the move is premature.


IN PHOTO: Central Member of Parliament George Wright

Leader of Opposition Business Anthony Hylton pressed, saying the motion should be allowed given the circumstantial evidence.

But Dalrymple Philibert insisted that there was no evidence of a criminal charge against a member of the House. 

Yesterday, the police said they expected Wright to surrender by Wednesday.

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