Adam lands UDP safely

| 21/05/2009

(CNS): The final result in the General Election 2009 which came in from George Town at 4:00am this morning secured the United Democratic Party’s majority and ensured they will be forming the next government. Pushing Alden McLaughlin into third place Adam polled 46% of the vote. Ellio Solomon was also returned as fourth elected member with 40% of the vote. After a close race for the top spot the Leader of the People’s Progressive Movement and now the Leader of the Opposition Kurt Tibbetts held on with 47% of the vote.

The results followed a clean seep for the UDP in West Bay where all four candidates increase their percentage of the vote and a more controversial result in Bodden Town where Mark Scotland was returned as first elected squeezing Anthony Eden into second and Dwayne Seymour was elected in third place with only 36% of the vote a mere 1% ahead of Osbourne Bodden who has already stated he will make a challenge as a result of Scotland and Seymour’s failure to meet the constitutional requirement for qualification to be elected to the Legislative Assembly.

With no surprises in the Sister Islands and East End, North Side returned a new but very familiar face and the country’s only independent candidate in Ezzard Miller.

Although, the Supervisor of Elections Kearney Gomez had a midnight target for the results the counts in West Bay and George Town were not returned until the early hours of the morning. There was only the very slightest increase in voterturnout for the 2009 election compared with 2005. Yesterday,  80.56% of the electorate took part in the democratic process compared tot he 2005 figure 80.51% but with an increase in the electorate some 12,209 valid votes were cast.

The results of the popular vote and the Cayman Islands’ 15 elected Members of the Legislative Assembly are as follows:

West Bay: McKeeva Bush (2,067); Rolston Anglin (1,966), Cline Glidden (1,740), and Capt Eugene Ebanks (1,570).

George Town:  Kurt Tibbetts (2,181); Mike Adams (2,110); Alden McLaughlin (2,081) Elio Solomon (1,845).

Bodden Town: Mark Scotland (1,453), Anthony Eden (1,394) and Dwayne Seymour (1,030).

North Side: Ezzard Miller (253). 

East End: Arden McLean (304).

Cayman Brac and Little Cayman: Moses Kirkconnell (473); and Julianna O’Connor-Conolly (447).

Gomez offered his thanks to all those involved in the process, including the electors, candidates, agents as well as the elections workers, support staff and the media.  The final figures for all candidates, as well as supporting documentation on the process, are posted on the elections website www.electionsoffice.ky.

The office has now turned its attention to the Constitutional Referendum count which is expected by mid-afternoon. Given the result of the General Election, and the UDP’s very luke warm support for the document throughout the campaign, and its association with the former government pundits are now predicting that the referendum will not achieve the 5339 votes it needs to secure its passage.

Check back to CNS later today for the results.

Category: Election 2009

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Well Big Mac, let me tell you something. 

    My 15 year old child has just informed me that she will NOT be working too hard in school, because if you can be the LGB here in the Cayman Islands without a High School Diploma, then she will be running in the next election with her HSD.

    LOL – What a mess

    • Anonymous says:

      My dear irresponsible  parent; you had better pray hard that your child has been born with the leadeship skills, the natural instinct,  the common sense,  the strong desire to overcome every obstacle and confront every challenge,  the undying will to succeed, and uncanny vision that McKeeva Bush has been blessed with.

        I suggest that you keep her in school where she will be better prepared to meet this cruelworldand one day, he/she could be the next leader. God bless.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think it is not the issue of UDP or PPM.

     

    I think we have two strong past Ministers and we have two new UDP ML:As in GT.

    This will help the country good. It would not have been good if either party won all seats although they wish to have –Nothiong wrong in their wish

    • Anonymous says:

      For heaven’s sake; why would Cora Grant even want to consider putting her name forward as a candidate in West Bay.. The woman is a respectable person, and the mudslinging and the name calling that goes on during silly season would not be something she would want to get involved with.  Though it would give the UDP the balance that it needs if the form of a female candidate. She is already doing well in her life, what with a good bank job, a nice home and the financial ability to drive the best of vehicles.  Why would she????????????  but if she did, she surely has my vote and I’m an independent supporter, but she is a very caring lady who shows you the same face every time.  A snob she is not, since I have seen her mingling with what you would call the poorer class of our society.

    • Anonymous says:

      Miss Grant has been in banking for some 20 years = pehaps she could be the next minister of Finacial Services??    But first, let’s find out if she even wants to be a politician.  Know one thing for sure,  she is not afraid to public speak.  She gave one speech on the eve of election that had everybody all excited and enthused. In it she favorably compared Mr Bush to Presidnet Obama – well, she certainly is not too  far from being  an Obama herself. 

      Must honestly, say though, that after her there were truly no inspirational endorsers on the platform.  I could have listened to her all night and left feeling persuaded to vote straight as she put it.  My  17 year old admires her and say that she wants to be like her when she grows up. I can live with that.

      • Anonymous says:

        Sorry, who the hell is Cora Grant?  Many of us just found out that Dora Ebanks actually exists, Now we are given another mystery figure.

        • Anonymous says:

          You gotta be kidding me and must be PPM:  obviously you are not from the West , ask any West Bayer who she is:  and that’s all I have to say on the matter since I;m sure that she would not appreciate finding her name posted here.   No, I’ll say this:  she is a prominent banker and law abiding lady and should not be compared to Dora Ebanks but more to Rolston and McKeeva.   She’s just that good and deserves to fall in that category.

          Wish to God she would run in the next general election, she would poll high.  Cora if you ever read this, you have my vote.  God bless you girl.

  3. Voter says:

     

    Well he cant be too happy about the ministry given and if he was so worthy, why wasn’t he given Tourism,  hahahahahahahaha!!!

    Ummmmmmm……not too sure where you have been living for the past 40 years or why you are so bitter, PPM I guess. But Mike Adam HAS repressented us, Cayman, on an international level for 40 years both in Aviation and Tourism Industries!!!!! So please, come with a much better argument!

  4. WatchDog13 says:

    Re: Southern Health Network

    Mr. Adam, will you NOW step down from your role as VP of the Southern Health Network which is one of Delroy Howell’s company?? Mind dont spoil a good thing now. We dont want the UK to come down & kick you and UDP party out as they did the premier in the T&C Islands Feb 2009. Your being watched "Buddie"!

  5. Mercedezes says:

    Congratulations Mr. Mike and Elio.

    Elio you have been the man for the job from day 1, some people were very scare of you so they seeked to destroy you, but pity they never know the God we serve.

    He is a revealing God, and now it has been revealed who the people think and knew was the man for the job. And guess what you should be proud that you never has to buy votes those 1,845 came natural be proud of yourself "Mr. Fire them" we love you all.

    HIP HIP HORRAY, HIP HIP HORAAY UDP IS BACK IN POWER AGAIN ,

    YEH UDP!!!

     

  6. Twyla M Vargas says:

    CONGTATULATIONS MIKE AND ELIO

    Both responsible men of  vision and integrity.   Mr  Adams, The Perfect gentleman, one of Cayman.s best.   Mr Elio Solomon a  young man with a vision, pasion and good spirit waiting to exhale for his country.   We look forward to your good leadershipin George Town.  God Bless. 

  7. Phillip Wood says:

    Congratulations Mike, you have made us all proud today. I wish God’s blessings on you and the UDP as you chart the course to get us out of the mess our country is in.

    Mike is a good man and has given all of his life to service of this country and I know he will continue to do so.  I worked with him at Cayman Airways and he was always well respected and revered by the staff. It is too bad he had to undergo the bad treatment of the PPM leaders but I guess what comes around goes around and even though we lost him at Cayman Airways, he is a better position now to do even more great things for the country.

    I have always known Mike for his integrity and forthrightness and I have no reason he will not continue to serve his country in that manner.

    This is a time for all of us Caymanians to come together  rather than tearing each other down.  The poster with the nasty things to say about Mike, I implore you to give Mike a call, sit down and talk to him and I am sure your impressions will change.

     

     

  8. Mercedezes says:

    I want to thank almighty God for giving the Caymanian people the knowledge to go out and vote, for people who will make a change to our falling economy.

    With Mr. Bush as the new leader i’m sure things will get back on track in little time.

    We love you Mckeeva Bush go into the L.A. and show all those haters what you can and will do to turn this country around.

    God Bless and rest assure that he is 100% on your side.

    A loyal UDP supporter.

     

     

  9. Anonymous says:

    Congrats to Mike Adam.  He so deserves this opportunity.  He should now be made Minister for Aviation and try to fix the problems of which he is fully aware at Cayman Airways.  Chuckie and Angelyn are gone thank God.  Now just get rid of the whole Board and replace the CEO designate with a qualified Caymanian who can run a business properly and things should start looking up soon.  As for Chuckie, God has a funny way of righting wrongs and putting people in their places.

  10. Anonymous says:

    MIKE AND ELIO, CONGRATULATIONS

    We love you, God bless.

    Bodden Town

  11. Anonymous says:

    Wooooo-Hoooooo………….Go Mike!!! Gave them a run for their money! Looking forward to the great change you will bring to George Town and Cayman! We love you!

  12. Anonymous says:

    With the exception of Mike Adam and and Ellio Solomon, I think it is fair to say that all successful candidates have a track record of being hands-on in their districts so to that extent they are deserving of their seats.

    As a female, however, I would have preferred to see a more forward-thinking and level-headed woman such as Theresa Lewis-Pitcairn or Lucille Seymour in the Legislative Assembly to effectively represent the rights and needs of women.

    In any event, congratulations to all the victors and may the Cayman Islands continue to prosper.

    • Anonymous says:

      Lucille Seymour "forward thinking" and "level headed"??? I don’t think so. Nor, by the way, did the GT voters.

    • Anonymous says:

      There still is a chance for Theresa. In the byelection as we all know there is no need for Justin ,Vincent ,Gilbert ,Sandra ,or Chuckie to run let the rest run i think and know she is far more educated than John John and they will need more level headed people on their side @#@#!  Just a thought from a young concerned CAYMANIAN .

    • Anonymous says:

      Understand that the UDP in West Bay will soon have their own level headed and forward thinking lady candidate as soon as Eugene Ebanks retires. Being a woman of integrity and honesty, who appears to alreay be loved by the West supporters,  Korah should easily win her seat.  She is one hell of a charismatic and dynamic public speeker.  She compares to Rolston Anglin, who is one good communicator. Plus, I beleive that they are friends.

       Now, I am not sure that the lady would be willing  or even wants to give up her lucrative bank job.  Have not asked her myself.  But she already has my vote.

      • Anonymous says:

        I have never voted UDP in West Bay, but if Cora were to run she would get my vote.  Might even consider giving her entire team a vote as a result. She would draw the support of some of the independent supporters too.  Wish she would run and campaign for herself rather than working so hard to get in the other UDP candidates elected.  You got my support girl!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    A true gentleman! congrats Mr. Adam and a true testament to Mr. Norman’s influence in GT!

    • Voter says:

      "Mike Adams" what a waster, 40 years at Cayman Airways and what does he have to show for it? Nothing, he is so non-chalant, what an embarassment if he has to go represent us on an international level.

      • Anonymous says:

        Ummmmmmm……not too sure where you have been living for the past 40 years or why you are so bitter, PPM I guess. But Mike Adam HAS repressented us, Cayman, on an international level for 40 years both in Aviation and Tourism Industries!!!!! So please, come with a much better argument!

      • Anonymous says:

        What a feisty and rude comment, must be from another discrunteld PPM supporter! We all know that the CAL issue was nothing then a political move from the defunct PPM! the aftermath we all know; one diaster CEO and Chair) after another !!! As to an international representation, I am confident that Mr. Adams would do better then one we had the past 4 Years, look at Tourism and the Finacial Sector for starters!!!

      • Anonymous says:

        Mike Adams will do great things for Cayman.

        he is quiet and unassuming so people think he is useless – on the contrary, its always the quiet ones who actually get the work done behind the scenes without the fanfare.

        Way to go Mike….we are with you and the entire UDP team all the way!!!!!

    • Anonymous says:

      Are you implying that it was an endorsment that gave him those numbers, if you ask me i would say no, it was the need for change….