Miss Bev takes Rural Central Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00

bev castillo.jpg - 59.18 KbThe Phillip Goldson Highway in front of the Our Lady of the Way primary school in Ladyville took on an air of festivity and combustion that is brought on during a general election. But it was no general election on Sunday as Beverly Castillo, Emroy Castillo, Michael Hutchinson, Francis Lizama and Dean Samuels gave it their all to become the next UDP Standard Bearer for the Belize Rural Central Constituency.

Polling started at 10 in the morning and carried on until 5 in the evening with a constant stream of residents making their way to the polling rooms to cast their ballots. They came from as far as Gales Point Manatee and by the time the convention was ended, 2,015 residents had voted. Beverly Castillo easily secured a victory receiving 961 votes. Michael Hutchinson received 502 votes while Dean Samuels received 353 votes. Emroy Castillo received 153 votes and Francis Lizama received 19 votes; 28 ballots were spoilt.

At the end of the convention, Castillo took the Oath of Allegiance to the UDP after which Dean Samuels spoke and told gathering that he was thankful for the support he had received. He said that Castillo was the people's choice and pledged to support her to secure the division for the United Democratic Party in the next elections. For her part Beverly Castillo stated that the victory was a victory for all 6,295 registered voters in the constituency. She then pledged to work with everybody to have a win in the next general elections.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 15:05