The first Progressive Labour Party leadership debate scheduled for this evening has been cancelled “due to a logistical error,” the party said today.

In a statement, J Dawn Simmons, the PLP chairwoman, said that both Candidates and the Party’s Executive Committee that the Leader’s debate scheduled for Saturday, October 8th on Party-related matters has, unfortunately, been cancelled.

Recognizing that political debates are a feature of a progressive, strong democracy, both Candidates are fully committed to participating in the debate scheduled for Saturday, October 15th.

Further details regarding this debate will be released once confirmed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Party leader David Burt, is facing a challenge for the leadership of the PLP from former finance minister Curtis Dickinson. Renée Ming, a former national security minister, is challenging home affairs minister Walter Roban for the deputy leadership.

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