Politics is not an easy road — Neita-Headley

Jamaica Observer

Monday, April 09, 2012

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NORTH Central St Catherine Member of Parliament, Natalie Neita-Headley, says politics can be ungrateful to the practitioners due to constant demand from constituents for politicians to always

“Politics can be a very, very, very selfish career; and a very ungrateful career. I say this because, you would have given your entire life to this process, and unless you are able to keep back a little part of you-you lose yourself in the process,” the MP who is in her second term, declared on Saturday, while speaking at the funeral service of former Spanish Town Mayor, at the Shiloh Apostolic Church of God, in Lauriston, Spanish Town.

“Often times as you go along and you give, and you give…I can count the many times, or the not so many times the people who call you every day, of the set of persons who call…if a hundred people call you every day, may be one will ask you how are you, may be one will ask you how is your family. And if you are not feeling well, and you are unable to make a function, may be one would call you the next day and say sorry you couldn’t make it, but how are you feeling today,” Neita-Headley said.

She noted that as a political representatives, they would be awoken at 5:00 am and be reminded that an undelivered promise was made a day or two earlier, and if remains undelivered the offended party will threaten to withold their vote.

The MP who once served a two-term stint at the St Catherine Parish Council, said those who demand the most from their representatives are those who always getting, and if the politician forgets at any time to give “you become the worst person that God ever made.”
“And you would have provided someone with your very all, because the politics is not able to give all of what you would like to give to the people; and oftentimes you go into what is your salary-Mayor Stephenson knew what it was to give everything, and after you have given everything, on election day, you still have to beg dem to go and vote,” she said.




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