The Speaker of the St. Lucia parliament, Leonne Theodore-John has confirmed she has resigned her post effective from March 1, this year.To become High Commissioner in LondonTheodore-John resignation comes after nearly two years in the position. She said she is hoping to take up a diplomatic posting at the St. Lucia High Commission in London.Theodore-John is expected to take up her new position before the end of March.Last month, Theodore-John, an attorney, said she is aware of rumors that she is being pressured by the government to step down from office.“I’m not a social media person, but I’m hearing it too. I’m here, I am the Speaker. Unless and until I decide to resign or the government or whoever moves a motion, I am still the Speaker of the House of Assembly,” she told reporters ahead of the Parliament first meeting for this year.There have been persistent reports that Theodore-John has been asked to resign over concerns about the way she has dealt with members of both sides of Parliament.Theodore-John was elected Speaker on July 12, 2016, following the June 12, 2016 general election.She previously served as President from April 2010 to December 2011.
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