NDP candidate Frank Dwyer wants the opportunity to be the unflinching voice for Labrador in the upcoming run for MHA for Labrador West.
Frank Dwyer says he’s the right voice for Labrador West – outspoken and unflinching without apology.
He also contends his candid nature mixed with being a working man makes him the ideal NDP candidate to run for MHA in the fall.
Born and raised in Labrador West for 43 years, Dwyer has seen it all with the good times and the bad. After living in Newfoundland for three years, he learned just what’s missing back home.
Dwyer said the communities are 25 years behind, and it’s going to take someone with a loud enough voice to bring any change.
“I’m not there with my own agenda; I’m there for the people of Labrador West. I’m there to say what needs to be said, ask what needs to be ask, and demands the answers that have for so long been avoided.”
Dwyer admits his political experience is next to none, but sees that as a possible advantage.
“As a politicking person, I’ve made friends from all end of the spectrum and anyone that knows me knows I speak the truth. If something needs to be said it needs to be said and let the chips fall where they may,” he said.
Dwyer said he stands alone, detaching himself from any realm of influence other than the communities of Labrador West.
“I have no fear of repercussion from my employer of political affiliates. Anyone that knows me knows over the 43 years I spent in Labrador West knows I’m a genuine person. Once I’m committed as a friend or ally, my back’s to the wall,” he said.
Dwyer said he choose to align himself with the NDP because it’s what he’s known since childhood.
“I say NDP and NDP only for one reason — it’s a tribute to my dad. My dad was a strong NDP and it goes right back to the days of solidarity,” he said.
“That’s all I knew in my house when I was a kid. I figured what a great way to tribute his name.”