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Hinkson overwhelmed by victory

SHAWN CUMBERBATCH, shawncumberbatch@nationnews.com

Added 25 May 2018

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A victorious Edmund Hinkson (centre) celebrating with (from left) his sister Celia Hinkson, mother Pamela Hinkson, wife Beverly Smith-Hinkson, and Erica Hinkson.(Picture by Shawn Cumberbatch.)

Tears came to the eyes of an "overwhelmed" Edmund Hinkson as he scored a resounding victory in St. James North this morning.

Following an unusually long night of counting, Returning Officer Anthony Greaves declared Hinkson the winner at minutes to 4 a.m.

The attorney at law trounced his three opponents, scoring 3 716 votes to the Democratic Labour Party's Harry Husbands.

David Walrond of Solutions Barbados had 76 votes, while United Progressive Party candidate Grafton Cobham tallied 54 votes.

"I am absolutely overwhelmed. I knew that we had put in the work over the last five years, that we had kept in touch with people, because that's what's politics is about," said a beaming Hinkson.

"And I would never imagine that I would be standing here winning by 3 000 votes."(SC)

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