BLP supporters in high spirits at The Glebe
It was a festive atmosphere at the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) St George North constituency office at The Glebe.
Supporters began arriving from as early 7 p.m. with music blaring and drinks flowing at the neighbouring shops. This was long before the first set of results were even announced for the by-election which was held in that constituency today.
By 9 p.m., the church parking lot was at capacity and vehicles had occupied about 20 per cent of the playing field as people awaited the results.
According to supporter Sharon Millar, the celebratory atmosphere was indicative of the confidence that the well-organised BLP campaign would bear fruit.
“We know the efforts that we put out there over the weeks and we know that Toni [Moore] will win. So nobody here is worried about the outcome. We are just ready to celebrate Toni as our representative,” she said.
Her view was supported by Kemar Worrell, who said that he had to be present to see Moore over the finish line.
“We were on the ground and we know the effort we put in, so tonight we are going to sit back and see our girl get home in style,” he said.
The music was cut by 9 p.m. and the election results feed was broadcast live. The first set of results came in at 9:40 p.m., putting Moore ahead in the race by 300 votes. This announcement was met with loud applause from supporters, who did not seem the least bit bothered by the rain. (CLM)