Mara takes St John
At 11:25 tonight Mara Thompson was declared the duly elected representative for St John.
Returning officer Richard Harris made the announcement.
Thompson, the Democratic Labour Party candidate received 4 613 votes, while Barbados Labour Party candidate Hudson Griffith received 553 votes.
There was a total of 5 166 votes. Thompson told the Press it was a “bitter sweet” feeling and she was fighting hard to keep back the tears.
Prime Minister Freundel Stuart congratulated Thompson, noting she demonstrated strength and resilience of character. He also complimented her on the campaign she ran.
He also lauded campaign manager John Boyce, who he said left no stone unturned.