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Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)

The Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM) is a Nevis-based political party in Saint Kitts and Nevis. Led by Vance Amory, the party currently holds two of the eleven seats in the National Assembly.

The Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) was founded in 1986 after a series of preliminary meetings in Nevis in July 1986 and subsequently in St. Croix, USVI later that year. The CCM was officially launched on 15 January 1987.

The Concerned Citizens Movement advocated for more autonomy for the island of Nevis so that Nevisians would have full control over the affairs of the island. In June 1992 CCM was elected to govern Nevis.

In preparation for the Federal elections which were due in 1993, CCM published a policy statement which outlined:

  • that constitutional reform was necessary for the people of Nevis to have full control over the legislative, political and economic decisions which affect the island.
  • that the islands of St.Kitts and Nevis develop along lines that are conducive to the specific situations that are unique to each island
  • that the constitutional arrangement between the islands is absurd and serves only to frustrate the wishes of the people of Nevis.
  • that the wishes of the Nevis Island Government and the people of Nevis should not have to be sanctioned or approved by the Federal Government in St. Kitts.
  • that constitutional reform will take the affairs of Nevis out of the control of a political party in St. Kitts.

The CCM first contested national elections in 1989, when they received 6.4% of the vote and won a single seat.In the 1993 elections their vote share rose to 10.9% and they won two seats. Although their vote share fell to 7.0% in 1995 they retained both seats. The party retained both seats in elections in 2000, 2004 and 2010.

In the 2015 election, CCM won two seats as part of the winning Team Unity coalition of the People's Action Movement (PAM), People's Labour Party (PLP), and CCM.

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Leader Vance AMORY
Founded 15 January 1987
National Assembly seats - 2015 2/11
   
Party Colour Blue
Party Symbol Hammer
First election 1989
Last election 2015
Status Active
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CCM 2011 Manifesto [NIA]
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CCM 2010 Manifesto
PARTY TIMELINE
Category 1989 1993 1995 2000 2004 2010
Candidates 3 3 3 3 3 3
Seats 1 2 2 2 2 2
Votes 1,135 2,097 1,777 1,901 1,982 2,860
% Valid Votes 6.47% 10.92% 8.22% 8.70% 8.78% 10.99%
Change - 4.45% -2.71% 0.49% 0.07% 2.21%
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