UDP faces serious challenge in West Bay

Early election results showed the United Democratic Party was facing its first serious challenge in more than a decade in its political stronghold of West Bay.

And that challenge was coming from two young first-time independent candidates supported by the Coalition for Cayman.

Former Premier McKeeva Bush was maintaining the early lead, but UDP candidate Bernie Bush was in a dead heat for second with C4C-backed challenger Tara Rivers.

Captain Eugene Ebanks, also a UDP candidate was in fourth place alone for the moment, but C4C challenger Mervin Smith was running a close fifth.

The fourth UDP-supported candidate, Velma Powery-Hewitt, was running sixth in the district early on, with People’s National Alliance member Rolston Anglin running seventh.


The scene early on at Sir John A Cumber High School. – PHOTO: NORMA CONNOLLY

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