Mia Mottley amid jubilant supporters after being declared the winner of the St Michael North East seat. (Picture by Nigel Browne.)
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The Queen Bee still rules the hive of St Michael North East.
Mia Mottley was moments ago officially declared as the duly elected representative for the constituency by returning officer Gwendolyn Bridgeman-Bushell at 2:45 a.m.
Mottley easily took care of the three other candidates she faced in her seventh election, earning 4 553 votes to breeze past the Democratic Labour Party's Patrick Todd (500), 23-year-old first-timer Kemar Stuart (133) of Solutions Barbados, and Barbados Free Party member Enlou Frere (37).
"Today is a good night," a beaming Mottley said on the steps of the counting centre at St Matthew's Primary after she was declared the winner.
Mottley thanked her campaign team, noting that it was the first time in almost 29 years of elective politics she had been unable to properly traverse her constituency as she concentrated on the national campaign. (BA)