Husbands, Symmonds seeking return in St James
Sandra Husbands, the Barbados Labour Party incumbent for St James South, is ready to get on with the programmes she started in the constituency.
She told reporters after being officially nominated on Monday, one of the most important things for her was being able to connect with her constituents and share what has been done since 2018, and what else will be done together.
“One of the things that I’ve emphasised with my constituents is that this is a partnership. We cannot achieve what we want to achieve as a constituency, as a country, unless we’re working together,” she said.
An upbeat Husbands arrived at the West Terrace Primary School nomination centre with a group of supporters wearing red shirts and carrying posters with her image before 11 a.m. Among them were her husband Wayne, election agent Toney Olton, proposer Shirley Forde who nominated her for the 2018 general election, seconder Rosalind McCollin, and first time voters and witnesses Mitchell Nicholls, 26, and Khadijah Bakharia, 18.
Symmonds lends support
After completing his nomination, the BLP’s candidate for St James Central Kerrie Symmonds, his supporters and campaign team went to the centre to “lend solidarity as we usually do” with a motorcade which left his Hoyte’s Village constituency office and travelled to Frederick Smith Secondary School where he was nominated.
Symmonds, who contested the same seat for the Democratic Labour Party in 1999 and lost to the BLP’s Elizabeth Thompson before switching sides, outlined plans for the constituency which include a mini stadium at Hoyte’s Village and a vending area at the juncture of Redman’s Village and Prior Park.
In 2003, Symmonds won the newly created St James Central which consists of parts of St Thomas, St James South and St James North on the BLP ticket. This is his sixth time facing the electorate, fifth with the BLP. (GBM)