Straughn stuns Jones in Christ Church East Central
Ryan Straughn has done what no member of the Barbados Labour Party has managed to do for the past 15 years – unseat Ronald Jones from Christ Church East Central.
Riding a massive wave of anti-DLP sentiment, the newcomer stunned the experienced campaigner, defeating him with a lopsided voter count of 4 062 to 1 334.
Scott Weatherhead of Solutions Barbados and Ogeji Dottin of the United Progressive Party failed to make much of a dent, with voter scores of 217 and 93 respectively though Weatherhead consistently outscored Dottin.
The constituency has been held by both the BLP and DLP, switching hands five times since 1981. (CA)