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General Election Results - 10 May 2009
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 10 May 2009 for all 18 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 43 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 United Democratic Party (UDP) defeated the incumbent People's Progressive Movement (PPM). the UDP swept into power with nine seats and one pro-UDP independent candidate being elected. The People's Progressive Movement became the Opposition party with five seats. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 79.57%.

Post-Election

The UDP lost its majority in December 2012 after a vote of
no-confidence in the government at the Legislative Assembly. Subsequently five members of the UDP
formed a new government headed by the former Deputy Premier, Juliana O`Connor-Connolly JP
MLA.

ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 18 elected members in four multi-member and two single-member electoral districts.
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Ballots Cast 12,204
Registered Voters 15,338
Voter Turnout 79.57%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Tue, 24 Mar 2009
Nomination Day Wed, 25 Mar 2009
Polling Day Wed, 10 May 2009
First Meeting of Parliament Wed, 27 May 2009
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Kurt TIBBETS
People's Progressive Movement (PPM)
  Photo McKeeva BUSH
United Democratic Party (UDP)
BY THE NUMBERS
PPM
5 seats
11.645 votes
(29.8%)
UDP
9 seats
17,299 votes
(44.2%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
1 seat
10,189 votes
(26.0%)
SEATS 21 seats for a majority
PPM 5 seats
1 IND
9 seats UDP
PARTY PLATFORMS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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UDP 2009 Manifesto
   
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  People's Progressive Movement PPM 11,645 29.76% +13.34% 5 -2
  United Democratic Party Winner UDP 17,299 44.21% -37.44% 9 0
  Independent Candidates IND 10,189 26.04% +24.10% 1 +7
  Total   39,133 100% 0% 15 +1
RESULTS BY ELECTORAL DISTRICT
Electoral District Candidates Votes % of Votes
WEST BAY
(4 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 3,006
Anglin, Rolston (Rollie) Winner 2,049 68.16%
Bush, Bernie A. 1,193 39.69%
Bush, McKeeva Winner 2,152 71.59%
DaCosta, Woodward Jerome 875 29.11%
Delapenha, Choppy (Reginal) 627 20.86%
Ebanks, Capt. A. Eugene Winner 1,634 54.36%
Ebanks, Dora Elizabeth 29 0.96%
Glidden, Cline (CG) Winner 1,818 60.48%
Morgan, Henry Ormon 107 3.56%
Rivers, Paul Desmond 741 24.65%
Smith, Lana Mae 411 13.67%
GEORGE TOWN
(4 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 4,574
Adam, Mike Winner 2,110 46.13%
Conolly, W. Burns 784 17.14%
McField, Dr. Frank Swarres 216 4.72%
McGaw-Lumsden, Pearlina 1,413 30.89%
McLaughlin, Alden Winner 2,081 45.50%
Miller, Derrington BO 808 17.67%
Piercy, Jonathan 1,658 36.25%
Seymour, Lucille Dell 1,631 35.66%
Solomon, Ellio Winner 1,845 40.34%
Thompson, Eddie Kendall 510 11.15%
Tibbetts, D. Kurt Winner 2,181 47.68%
Whittaker, C. Walling 981 21.45%
Wright, Alfonso 1,472 32.18%
BODDEN TOWN
(3 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 2,815
Bodden, Osbourne "Ossie" 992 35.24%
Catron, Sandra 144 5.12%
Clifford, Charles "Chuckie" 932 33.11%
Eden, Anthony "Tony" Winner 1,394 49.52%
Frederick, Vincent R. 113 4.01%
Lewis-Pitcairn, Theresa 896 31.83%
McLean, Gilbert 546 19.40%
Scotland, Mark Winner 1,453 51.62%
Seymour, Dwayne "John John" Winner 1,030 36.59%
Woods, Justin 486 17.26%
NORTH SIDE
(1 member
)
Total Ballots Counted
= 498
Ebanks, Joseph "Joey" 185 37.15%
Miller, Denison Ezz Winner 253 50.80%
Rankine, Oswell M. 60 12.05%
EAST END
(1 members)
Total Ballots Counted = 510
McLean, V. Arden Winner 304 59.61%
McLean Jr., John Bonwell 206 40.39%
CAYMAN BRAC & LITTLE CAYMAN
(2 members)
Total Ballots Counted
= 801
Connolly-O'Connor, Juliana Winner 467 58.30%
Kirkconnell, Moses Ian Winner 473 59.05%
Martin, Lyndon Leathon 300 37.45%
Moore-Mccoy, Maxine Avon 80 9.99%
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Key
CDP = Cayman Democratic Party; PPM = People's Progressive Movement; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
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