OFFICIAL: APNU takes 21 seats in GT; voter turnout less than 30%
The majority partner in the Coalition government – APNU – won 21 seats on the Georgetown Mayor and City Council, officials results show, but the party is not yet ready to say they will push for Patricia Chase-Green to be returned as Mayor.
Volda Lawrence, Chair of the PNC, the largest party in the APNU bloc – said she was certain “all Georgetown” would be pleased with whoever is elected Mayor when the new Council meets.
The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) won seven seats and the Alliance for Change (AFC) won the other two seats.
None of the independent candidates won enough votes to secure a seat.
The results were announced by the Returning Officer Duarte Hetsberger at the Critchlow Labour College on Tuesday.
The voter turnout for the city’s 15 constituencies was just above 28%; over 119,000 persons were registered to vote.
Incumbent Mayor, Patricia Chase-Green won her constituency – Constituency 12 – and polled the single largest amount of votes of all constituencies with a total of 2212 votes.
Votes were tallied under two systems – Proportional Representation and First Past the Post.
Under the Proportion Representation system, APNU gained 18, 127, the PPP gained 7, 050 and the AFC gained 3, 059.
In the constituencies, these were the winners:
Ubraj Narine (APNU) – Constituency 1
Nalissa Ferguson (PPP) – Constituency 2
Dmitri Ali (PPP) – Constituency 3
Alfred Mentore (APNU)- Constituency 4
Akeem Peters (APNU) – Constituency 5
Param Persaud (PPP) – Constituency 6
Ivelaw Henry (APNU) – Constituency 7
Gregory Fraser (APNU) – Constituency 8
Shondell Smith-Daniels (APNU) Constituency 9
Heston Boswick (APNU) – Constituency 10
Yvonne Ferguson (APNU- Constituency 11
Patricia Chase -Green (APNU) – Constituency 12
Trichria Richards (APNU) – Constituency 13
Denroy Tudor (APNU) – Constituency 14
Cilesia Hall (APNU) – Constituency 15