|Winston E. Frederick
Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives of Grenada
Winston E. Frederick is a former Grenadian parliamentarian.
Early life and education
Winston E. Frederick was born in 1943.
He was one of the first students of the Grenada SDA Comprehensive School.
Winston Frederick served as a legislator in the Grenada parliament during the period 1990 to 1995 representing the constituency of St Patrick East for the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP). In the 13 March 1990 election he beat former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas.
He was defeated in the 1995 general election by former sports minister Adrian ‘Spaceman’ Mitchell, who contested the seat on behalf of the now ruling New National Party. Following the death of Sir Eric Matthew Gairy in 1997, then leader of the GULP, there was a spilt in the party.
“Winty,” as Frederick was popularly kown, migrated to the United States in 1995 after losing his bid to return to the Parliament as a candidate for the Grenada United Labour Party. He was defeated by by former sports minister Adrian ‘Spaceman’ Mitchell, who contested the seat on behalf of the New National Party. Frederick returned in 2005 and resigned from the GULP in 2008.
He formed the People’s United Labour Party (PULP) which he launched in 2012 with the guava as its symbol. Frederick, as the only PULP candidate, contested the St. Patrick East seat against former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in the 19 February 2013 general election, but received a mere 11 votes.
Winston Frederick died Tuesday, 24 September 2013 at the General Hospital in Grenada at age 70. He was buried in a tomb at the River Salle Cemetery in the parish of St. Patrick.