Reece Chipman, Member of Parliament for Centrevile

NASSAU, Bahamas — Centreville MP Reece Chipman said yesterday he believes the Free National Movement (FNM) has emerged from its conclave united, but suggested he will not soften his stance on policies he disagrees with, the Nassau Guardian reported November 6.

Chipman said the conclave was important for the party.

“Of course, you know we can’t discuss the nature of a conclave,” he said. “However, we are unified. Unity as we all know has to be practiced and I think we are committed to practicing unity to get to a point where we are able to, of course, fulfill all of the…or most of what we have said we would do from our manifesto.”

The party held a two-day conclave over the weekend to conduct a critical assessment of the FNM.

Asked how his relationship is with the party, Chipman said, “The party is the party. “It’s the Free National Movement. Our relationship is very good. I can’t say that I have a disconnect with any of my party members. I think we do recognize that there is some work to be done and we are all willing to work on that.”