Moore takes early lead
Barbados Labour Party candidate Toni Moore has taken the early lead in the bid for the by-election in St George North.
Moments ago, counting officer at the St George Secondary School, Winston Estwick announced the first set of results from the boxes GE1 and GE2.
Moore, the general secretary of the Barbados Workers Union, in elective politics for the first time, received 233 and 396 votes from the two boxes for a total of 629.
Democratic Labour Party candidate Floyd Reifer, a former West Indies cricket captain also contesting his first election, garnered 132 and 162 votes respectively, to earn 294 from the two boxes.
The other four candidates were behind in the early count, with Solutions Barbados President Grenville Phillips collecting 8 and 17 votes for a total of 25 from the two boxes.
People’s Part for Democracy and Development candidate Dave Walrond collected only nine votes, earning two and seven from the first two boxes.
The United Progressive Party candidate Ambrose Grovesnor tallied 5 and 12 for his 17 votes, while Bajan Free Party leader Alex Mitchell earned two votes from each box.
There were two spoilt votes. (BA)