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General Election Results - 11 May 2005
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 11 May 2005 for all 15 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

The election was originally due to take place on 17 November 2004, but was postponed as a result of the disruption caused by Hurricane Ivan, which struck the Cayman Islands in September 2004.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 45 candidates contested the election. Candidates were presented by the People's Progressive Party (PPM), and the United Democratic Party (UDP), along with several independents.

Results

The opposition People's Progressive Movement (PPM) led by Kurt Tibbets picked up nine seats in the Cayman Islands legislature in the general election, defeating the ruling McKeva Bush-led United Democratic Party (UDP) which got five seats. One seat went to an independent candidate Moses Kirkconnell who announced that he would join the PPM immediately after the elections.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 80.25%.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 15 elected members
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 10,527
Registered Voters 13,118
Voter Turnout 80.25%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Nomination Day Wed, 16 Mar 2005
Polling Day Wed, 11 May 2005
First Meeting of Parliament Wed, 18 May 2005
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Kurt TIBBETS
People's Progressive Movement (PPM)
  Photo McKeeva BUSH
United Democratic Party (UDP)
BY THE NUMBERS
PPM
9 seats
13,199 votes
(67.2%)
UDP
5 seats
6,062 votes
(30.9%)
OTHERS
Minor
Parties & Independent Candidates
1 seat
380 votes
(1.9%)
SEATS 21 seats for a majority
PPM 9 seats
1 IND
5 seats UDP
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  People's Progressive Movement Winner PPM 13,199 67.20% +67.20% 9 -
  United Democratic Party CDP 6,062 30.86% +30.86% 5 -
  Independent Candidates IND 380 1.93% -% 1 -
  Total   19,641 100% 0% 15 -
RESULTS BY ELECTORAL DISTRICT
Electoral District Candidates Votes % of Votes
WEST BAY
(4 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 2,676
Anglin, Rolston Winner 1,404 52.47%
Bothwell, Salkeith E. 757 28.29%
Bush, Bernie A. 964 36.02%
Bush, McKeeva Winner 1,699 63.49%
Ebanks, Cadian 58 2.17%
Ebanks, Capt. Eugene Winner 1,240 46.34%
Ebanks, Leonard N. 1,012 37.82%
Ebanks, Mario E. 940 35.13%
Glidden, Cline (CG) Winner 1,296 48.43%
Jefferson, Thomas 740 27.65%
Jefferson Jr., John 152 5.68%
Jefferson Sr., John 82 3.06%
GEORGE TOWN
(4 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 3,652
Blair, Herro (Steve) 295 8.08%
Ebanks, John Henry 567 15.53%
McField, Beulah 700 19.17%
McField, Dr. Frank Swarres 875 23.96%
McLaughlin, Alden Winner 2,328 63.75%
Pierson, Linford Ainsworth 848 23.22%
Rankin, Gary 401 10.98%
Samson, Lloyd Austin 659 18.04%
Seymour, Lucille Dell Winner 2,125 58.19%
Solomon, Ellio 613 16.79%
Thompson Cummins, Berna 589 16.13%
Tibbetts, D. Kurt Winner 2,529 69.25%
Wright, Alfonso Winner 1,646 45.07%
BODDEN TOWN
(3 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 2,218
Bodden, Osbourne "Ossie" Winner 1,140 51.40%
Bodden, Roy 721 32.51%
Catron (Solomon), Sandra 131 5.91%
Clifford, Charles "Chuckie" Winner 1,186 53.47%
Eden, Anthony "Tony" Winner 1,623 73.17%
Lawrence, Mary J. 221 9.96%
McLean, Gilbert 557 25.11%
Scotland, Mark 908 40.94%
NORTH SIDE
(1 member
)
Total Ballots Counted
= 493
Johnson, Alex E 152 30.83%
Miller, Bo 63 12.78%
Moyle, Edna Winner 278  
EAST END
(1 members)
Total Ballots Counted = 532
McLean, V. Arden Winner 344 64.66%
McLean Sr., John Bonwell 188 35.35%
CAYMAN BRAC & LITTLE CAYMAN
(2 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 759
Connolly-O'Connor, Juliana Winner 423 55.73%
Kirkconnell, Moses Ian Winner 380 50.07%
Martin, Lyndon Leathon 286 37.68%
Moore-Mccoy, Maxine Avon 32 4.22%
Scott, Audley U. 137 18.05%
Scott, Cantrell 61 8.04%
Thompson, Kelly 57 7.51%
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Key
CDP = Cayman Democratic Party; PPM = People's Progressive Movement; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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