2017 Caymanian general election

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2017 Caymanian general election

← 2013

19 seats in the Legislative Assembly of the Cayman Islands
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party
  Alden McLaughlin, Premier, Cayman Islands.jpg William McKeeva Bush.jpg
Leader Alden McLaughlin McKeeva Bush
Party PPM CDP
Leader since 2011 2001
Leader's seat Red Bay West Bay West
Last election 9 3
Seats before 9 3
Seats won 7 3
Seat change Decrease 2 Steady 0

Cayman Islands electoral results, 2017.svg

Premier before election

Alden McLaughlin
PPM

Elected Premier

Alden McLaughlin
PPM

General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 24 May 2017.[1] They were the first elections held after electoral reforms approved in a 2012 referendum, which introduced single member constituencies.

The People's Progressive Movement remained the largest party, winning seven of the 19 seats. However, independents emerged as the largest group in the Legislative Assembly with nine seats.[2]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
People's Progressive Movement 4,909 31.23 7 –2
Cayman Democratic Party 3,786 24.08 3 0
Independents 7,026 44.69 9 +7
Total 15,721 100 19 +1
Registered voters/turnout 21,228 74.06
Source: Elections Office

By constituency[edit]

Constituency Candidate Party Votes
West Bay North Bernie Bush Cayman Democratic Party 436
Mervin Smith Independent 269
Sarah Orrett-ebanks Independent 99
West Bay West William McKeeva Bush Cayman Democratic Party 605
Paul Desmond Rivers Independent 176
Daphne Louise Orrett People's Progressive Movement 68
West Bay Central Eugene Ebanks, Capt. Cayman Democratic Party 435
Katherine Ebanks-Wilks Independent 342
West Bay South Tara Rivers Independent 534
John Jefferson, Jr. Cayman Democratic Party 350
Burns Rankin Independent 56
Laura Young Independent 52
George Town North Joseph Hew People's Progressive Movement 402
Pearlina Mcgaw-lumsden Cayman Democratic Party 268
Karin M. Thompson Independent 117
George Town West Ellio Anthony Solomon Independent 93
Jonathan Bardowell Piercy Cayman Democratic Party 334
David Charles Wight People's Progressive Movement 350
Dennie Warren, Jr. Independent 80
George Town Central Kenneth Vernon Bryan Independent 495
Marco Archer People's Progressive Movement 460
George Town South Catherine Rosita Tyson Independent 78
Paul Wendell Hurlston Independent 72
Michael Thomas Adam Cayman Democratic Party 307
Alric Jeremy Lindsay Independent 90
Barbara Elizabeth Conolly People's Progressive Movement 375
George Town East Kenrick Herbert Webster, Dr. Independent 106
Roy Michael Mctaggart People's Progressive Movement 410
Sharon Elaine Roulstone Independent 192
Theresa Elizabeth Bodden Cayman Democratic Party 193
Red Bay Frank Mcfield Independent 92
Denniston Leitch Tibbetts Cayman Democratic Party 274
Alden McLaughlin People's Progressive Movement 478
Prospect Matthew Leslie Independent 58
Austin Harris, Jr. Independent 466
Lucille Seymour People's Progressive Movement 329
Savannah Anthony Eden Independent 446
Kent Mctaggart Independent 164
Heather Bodden People's Progressive Movement 357
Newlands Mario Rankin Independent
Raul Gonzalez, Jr. Independent 156
Alva Horatio Suckoo, Jr. Independent 433
Gurney Wayne Panton People's Progressive Movement 418
Bodden Town West Stafford Berry Cayman Democratic Party 217
Maxine Bodden-robinson People's Progressive Movement 306
Gilbert Allan Mclean Independent 187
Christopher Selvin Saunders Independent 380
Bodden Town East Osbourne Vendryes Bodden People's Progressive Movement 290
Robert Anthony Bodden Cayman Democratic Party 367
Dwayne Stanley Seymour Independent 427
Arnold Thomas Berry Independent 41
North Side Justin Ebanks Independent 75
Johany Ebanks Independent 179
Ezzard Miller Independent 201
Edward Owen Chisholm People's Progressive Movement 139
East End Issac Rankine Independent 246
V. Arden Mclean Independent 272
John B. Mclean, Jr. Independent 74
Cayman Brac West & Little Cayman Nickolas Dacosta Independent
Moses Kirkconnell, Iii People's Progressive Movement 302
Maxine Avon Moore Independent 95
Cayman Brac East Juliana O'connor-Connolly People's Progressive Movement 225
Rudolph Lenbergh Dixon Independent 183

Government formation[edit]

Initially, a coalition government between the Progressives, Cayman Democratic Party members and independents was announced. Under the arrangement, Alden McLaughlin would have remained as premier and McKeeva Bush would have become speaker.[3] However, an agreement was later reached between the Cayman Democratic Party and all independent members apart from one to form a “government of national unity” in which McKeeva Bush will take office as Premier. In response, Alden McLaughlin suggested the incoming government would be a "train wreck" and that he did not "expect this government to last very long".[4]

It was then revealed that the deal between the CDP and independent members had failed, and that discussions on government formation were ongoing by all parties.[5]

Eventually, the coalition government originally proposed between the Progressives, Cayman Democratic Party members and independent members was agreed upon, and took office with Alden McLaughlin as Premier on 31 May.[6]

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