The Barbados Labour Party easily retained the seats in St John and St Andrew. In St Andrew, it was a battle of the rookies as former Senator Dr Romel Springer defeated the others two contenders. Meanwhile, in St John, Charles Griffith easily retained his seat.
St Andrew, like the other constituencies, is staying red with the Barbados Labour Party (BLP).
In a battle between three rookie political candidates, former Senator Dr Romel Springer romped to victory.
It’s the first time in 31 years that the people of St Andrew will have a new representative, with Springer succeeding party stalwart and former Minister George Payne, who held the seat since 1991. He defeated fellow first-timers Oldwin Skeete, of the Democratic Labour Party (DLP), and Solutions Barbados’ Jacqueline Alleyne.
Springer, an educator who was raised in Orange Hill, St James, gained 3 201 votes to Skeete’s 965 and Alleyne’s 116. (AG-B)
St John is rising with Charles Griffith again.
The Barbados Labour Party (BLP) candidate Griffith easily shrugged off the challenge from Democratic Labour Party (DLP) first-timer Andre Worrell to retain the seat in yesterday’s General Election.
Griffith amassed 2 349 votes to win by a margin of 802 over Worrell, who polled 1 547. The other candidate, Philippe Aimey of the Alliance Party for Progress, managed 148 votes.
A total of 4 044 votes were cast with eight being spoilt as just over 50 per cent of the 8 424 eligible voters in the constituency did not exercise their franchise. (EZS)