Blow- out Victory for Mara Thompson in Barbados By-Election


Thompson polled 4,613 votes to a mere 553 received by Hudson Griffith of the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) in a by-election that Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said was also a referendum on the performances of the current government that came to office in 2008.

CMC reported that Thompson said, “I am happy with the way in which the party threw itself behind me and worked in this by-election, and I am happy that as of tomorrow I am the chief servant of St John.” understands that Preliminary figures indicate that Thompson, whose St Lucian nationality had emerged an issue in the campaign, received 89 percent of the 5,166 votes cast.

In the process, she also outperformed her late husband, who won 4,300 votes in the 2008 general election. David Thompson succumbed to pancreatic cancer in October last year after a prolonged battle with the disease.

Stuart described the victory as bliss and praised his team for their hard work during the campaign.

(Contents for this article was lifted from caribbeannewsnow)

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