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Gooding-Edghill wins big in St Michael West Central

RACHELLE AGARD, [email protected]

Gooding-Edghill wins big in St Michael West Central

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Returning officer for St Michael West Central Leonard Walters has officially declared the Barbados Labour Party’s Ian Gooding-Edghill as the winner of the seat.

The human resources director of Elegant Hotels amassed 3 291 ahead of incumbent of the Democratic Labour Party’s James Paul who ended his campaign on 865 votes. 

Solutions Barbados’ Angela Edey ended on 125, while United Progressive Party’s Herman Lowe managed 29, and Barbados Integrity Movement’s Stephen Belgrave finished on 46.

 While no unauthorised persons were allowed on the compound of the Lawrence T Gay Primary School where ballots were being counted, a massive crowd began celebrating even before Gooding-Edghill was officially declared the winner.

After the announcement, the soft spoken former senator described the victory as a humbling experience.

 As he greeted his supporters at the gates of the compound, they swarmed him and lifted him into the air as they paraded up and down Spooner’s Hill, before boarding their motorcade to head to the BLP’s Roebuck Street headquarters. (RA)