Round #2: Pembroke West Central Voting

September 30, 2011

burt neletha“The PLP announced last night [Sept.29] that there will be a second candidate selection meeting for Constituency #18 Pembroke West Central on Wednesday, October 12 at The Berkeley Institute.

The first candidate selection meeting for Pembroke West Central saw incumbent Minister Neletha Butterfield challenged by Senator David Burt, and ended in controversy last week.

The meeting was held on September 22nd, and although it initially appeared Minister Butterfield had won, hours later the PLP released a statement saying, “At this time, there is no certified result that can be released by the Party.”

While official sources declined to release the numbers, it is understood the vote ended 35-34, in favour of Minister Butterfield, with one ballot said to be spoiled.

It is understood after the votes were tallied, confusion arose about whether someone who voted was underage and an appeal against the initial count was launched.

Although the candidates are not officially declared for this second voting round, it is assumed that both candidates will stand again. Minister Butterfield has represented Pembroke West Central in the House of Assembly since 1998, previously serving as an opposition senator from 1993 – 1998. Senator Burt, 32, is a former party chairman who was appointed to the Senate last year.

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  1. PLP Member says:

    Dear Branch 18 Members,

    Please go out and vote.

    Think long and hard before your vote, this isnt about MP Butterfield or Senator Burt, it is about you taking a decision to best equip yout Party to win the next election and implement new solutions. Our Premier spoke of not tolerating business as usual last year when she was elected.

    The Premier was tacitly asking all members of the Party to help in re-setting the dial.

    Help the Premier by giving her the best team she can utilise after the elections.

    PLP Member

    • Bermyman says:

      David is the best man for the Job! We need the young blood in politics!

      • What says:

        So your pick is based upon young is better? Please elaborate on why you think this?