It only took a few hours after the polls closed to reveal that the Dr. Timothy Harris Lead Team Unity coalition had won the right to govern the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis for five more years.

Needless to say, Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris and his “Dream Team” are overjoyed at the victory, which came late in the evening with six out of the 11 constituencies.

In the end: Team Unity has won with Lindsay Grant (4), Shawn Richards (5), Timothy Harris (7), Mark Brantley (9) Eric Evelyn (10) Alexis Jeffers (11) Akilah Byron Nisbett (3), Jonel Powell (2) and Eugene Hamilton (8).

Labour has won Dr. Douglas (6) and Dr. Geoffrey Hanley (1). 

The elections were announced May 18 by Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris, less than a week after the National Assembly was dissolved. Nomination Day was May 27, where 23 candidates from five parties and one independent were nominated to contest the election.

The Observer was providing minute by minute updates of poll count announcements in this article.

Team Unity: Shawn Richards, People’s Action Movement; Dr Timothy Harris, People’s Labour Party; Premier Mark Brantley, Concerned Citizens Movement

 

Below is a table with the breakdown of all the polling stations across the Federation that will be updated throughout the evening.

9:20- The first set of results have begun to trickle in, from Nevis 10 where results from three polling stations have been announced. Eric Evelyn of CCM with a strong early lead of 471 to 113 over Bjorn Hanely.

9:54- First results from St. Kitts comes from Constituency 4, polling station 1A where incumbent Lindsay Grant of Pam secured 119 votes over 61 votes for Steve Wrensford of SKNLP and one vote for Jason Thomas (IND). There were six rejected ballots.

10:30-Eric Evelyn of the CCM is the first candidate officially elected with 710 votes in Nevis 10 over Bjorn Hanley’s 167. There was a total of one spoilt ballot, three rejected ballots and a total votes cast of 880.

More results also came in for Constituency 4 where Lindsay Grant strengthens his lead with polling station 1B reporting results. In that polling station Grant totaled 108 to Wrenford’s 49 and Thomas’ one vote. Grant leads 227 to Wrenford’s 110 and Thomas’ 2

The first results also came in from Constituency 6 with three polling stations reporting. Former Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas of the SKNLP takes a dominant 537 to 150 lead over Kevin ‘Ninky’ Williams.

11:20- In Constituency 4, Grant’s lead continues to grow. He is now at 544 votes to Wrensford’s 303 and Thomas’ 8.

First set of results have come in for Constituency 5. Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards opens a commanding lead over Kenneth Douglas of the SKNLP. Richards is at 511 votes to Douglas’ 275.

Some results have also come in from Constituency 7, where Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris of PLP is sitting pretty thus far at 564 to SKNLP’s Leon Natta-Nelson 115.

In Nevis 11, incumbent Patrice Nisbett of the NRP has an early 80 vote lead over Alexis Jeffers of the CCM. Nisbett is at 500 votes to Jeffers’ 420.

12:09-More results across varying constituencies. In Constituency 4, Grant now leads with 750 over 476 and 10 for Wrensford and Thomas respectively.

In Constituency 5, Richards increases his dominance over Douglas to 848 votes to 421.

Dr. Douglas in Constituency 6 is running away with that poll with 1,078 votes already garnered, while Williams is on 278.

PM Harris has jumped to 908 votes over Natta-Nelson who thus far has totaled 269.

12:45- First set of data from Constituency 1. Incumbent Ian ‘Patches’ Liburd of PAM holds a slender 147 to 126 lead over Dr. Geoffrey Hanley of the SKNLP. One polling station reporting.

In Constituency 2, incumbent Marcella Liburd of SKNLP holds a two-vote margin over Jonel Powell of PAM. Liburd has garnered 183 votes over 181 for Powell with two polling stations reporting.

With two polling stations left outstanding in Constituency 4, Lindsay Grant has now totaled 1,007 votes to Wresnford’s 695 and Thomas’ 10 votes.

Richards’ lead in Constituency 5 continues to grow with 1,031 votes to Douglas’ 507. Three polling stations yet to report.

PM Harris in Constituency 7 is at 1,128 over Natta-Nelon’s 342.

In Constituency 9, the second largest constituency, Mark Brantley has an early lead over Dr. Kelvin Daly with 652 to 517.

Alexis Jeffers in Nevis 11 has flipped an early lead by incumbent Patrice Nisbett to be leading 351 to 310.

2:00- Declarations have been made in four constituencies. Lindsay Grant has been returned by the people of Constituency 4 defeating Steve Wrensford and Jason Thomas 1,284 to 933 and 11 respectively.

The Deputy Prime Minister Shawn Richards has been returned by Constituency 5 defeating Kenneth Douglas 1,296 to 721.

In Constituency 6 SKNLP leader Dr. Denzil Douglas has been returned in resounding fashion defeating Kevin ‘Ninky’ Williams by a margin of 1,563 to 476.

In the first flipped constituency of the election, Alexis Jeffers of CCM defeated incumbent Patrice Nisbett of NRP 1,107 to 910 to win another seat for CCM and Team Unity.

Team Unity Now has won Constituencies 4,5,7, 9,10 and 11 while the SKNLP has captured Constituency 6.

3:00 More results announced. Geoffrey Hanley of SKNLP leads incumbent Liburd 498 to 490 in Constituency 1.

In Constituency 2, Jonel Powell of PAM pulling away from incumbent Marcella Liburd of the SKNLP 651 to 582

Constituency 3 shows a lead by Konris Maynard of the SKNLP over Akilah Nisbett-Byron. The lead currently stands at 807 to 739.

In Constituency 7 Prime Minister Dr. Timothy Harris has been returned to represent that constituency 1870 to 607 over Leon Natta-Nelson of SKNLP.

In Constituency 8 Eugene Hamilton of PAM holds a solid lead over SKNLP’s Dr. Terrance Drew. Hamilton currently leads 524 to 210.

Mark Brantley of CCM continues to hold a steady lead over Dr. Kelvin Daly 938 to 724

3:30- Mark Brantley has been returned in Nevis 9 with a victory of 1,693 votes over Dr. Kelvin Daly’s 1115. All three seats in Nevis have gone to the CCM and Team Unity.

In St. Kitts, Team Unity had already confirmed victories in Constituencies 4, 5 and 7 giving them six out of the 11 seats thus far and guaranteeing them a second term in government.

3:45- Geoffrey Hanely widens the lead against Ian Liburd in Constituency 1. He leads 810 to 708.

Jonel Powell in Constituency 2 continues to rise over Marcella Liburd. He is up 766 to 690.

A ding-dong battle is brewing in Constituency 3 where incumbent Konris Maynard of the SKNLP is getting a good fight from Akilah Byron-Nisbett. Maynard narrowly leads 1,041 to 948 with two polling stations pending.

In Constituency 8 Eugene Hamilton’s lead grows over Dr. Terrance Drew 711 to 298.

4:51-Although not yet called Akilah-Byron Nisbett is already celebrating an upset victory in Constituency 3.

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Constituency 1
Polling station Registered Voters Ian Liburd (PAM) Geoffery Hanely (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 527 147 126 7
2A 392 109 122 3 234
2B 415 117 124 1 242
2C 380 117 126 5 248
3A 517 107 209 0 316
3B 431 111 103 1 225
3C 393 86 96 6 187
3D 381 104 94 9 206
3E 368
3F 372 67 84 14 165
4A 383
4B 481
4C 385
5 324
6 253
Totals 6002 965 1084 46 1823
 
Constituency 2
Polling station Registered Voters Jonel Powell (PAM) Marcella Liburd (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1A 307 85 92 0 177
1B 333 96 91 0 187
2A 385 115 108 2 225
2B 390 115 92 0 207
3A 437 167 140 0 307
3B 347 160 135 1 296
3C 368 194 154 2 350
3D 456 157 124 5 286
4A 456 143 124 1 268
4B 439 135 110 1 246
5A 286 99 63 0 162
5B 307 104 71 1 176
6 408 84 118 0 202
Totals 5421 1654 1422 13 3089
Constituency 3
Polling station Registered Voters Akilah Nisbett (PLP) Konris Maynard (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 543 175 182 3 360
2 271 57 103 4 164
3 379 106 107 1 214
4A 449 137 165 2 304
4B 482 158 153 0 311
5A 365 106 97 2 205
5B 407 140 129 3 272
5C 380 105 105 0 210
6A 399 195 91 2 288
6B 403 164 121 2 287
Totals 4078 1343 1253 19 2615
Constituency 4
Polling station Registered Voters Lindsay Grant (PAM) Steve Wrensford (SKNLP) Jason Thomas (IND) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1A 301 119 61 1 6 187
1B 279 108 49 1 2 160
2A 391 130 123 0 2 255
2B 328 127 96 0 2 225
3A 366 127 122 1 1 251
3B 394 150 116 0 2 268
4A 298 112 89 1 2 204
4B 290 94 84 1 179
5A 369 155 95 2 3 255
5B 384 162 98 4 1 265
Totals 3400 1284 933 11 21 2249
Constituency 5
Polling station Registered Voters Shawn Richards (PAM) Kenneth Douglas (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1A 401 156 105 2 263
1B 378 170 87 3 260
1C 401 183 86 2 271
2 373 166 71 2 239
3A 279 108 81 1 190
3B 296 120 69 0 189
4 357 167 59 0 226
5A 204 45 68 2 115
5B 174 64 41 0 105
6A 261 117 54 0 171
Totals 3124 1296 721 12 2029
Constituency 6
Polling station Registered Voters Kevin Williams (PLP) Dr. Denzil Douglas (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1A 325 71 141 0 212
1B 278 38 128 1 166
2 459 41 268 0 309
3A 348 32 213 0 245
3B 300 29 169 0 198
4 389 67 152 0 219
5 296 97 150 1 248
6 471 47 148 3 198
7 339 54 194 0 248
Totals 3205 476 1563 5 2043
Constituency 7
Polling station Registered Voters Dr. Timothy Harris (PLP) Leon Natta-Nelson (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 520 262 70 1 333
2 497 302 45 1 348
3 342 136 80 2 218
4 377 208 74 0 282
5 537 252 97 2 351
6 445 220 73 0 293
7 307 152 59 2 213
8A 387 180 54 2 236
8B 310 158 55 0 213
Totals 3722 1870 607 10 2487
Constitueny 8
Polling station Registered Voters Eugene Hamilton (PAM) Dr Terrance Drew (SKNLP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1A 355 147 76 0 223
1B 350 165 60 2 227
2A 462 212 74
2B 454 187 88 1 276
3A 444 186 105 3 294
3B 384 134 73 1 208
4A 307
4B 288
4C 456
4D 359
4E 381
4F 373
5A 414
5B 326
5C 402
5D 373
5E 403
6 417
Totals 6948 1031 476 7 1228
Constitueny 9
Polling station Registered Voters Mark Brantley (CCM) Kelvin Daly (NRP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 466 105 98 4 207
2A 338 79 56 3 138
2B 327 85 51 2 138
3A 391 132 70 0 202
3B 321 96 50 0 146
3C 352 83 84
3D 295 75 55 0 130
4A 282 92 46 4 142
4B 292 101 44 2 147
4C 356 105 45 0 150
5A 394 116 80 3 199
5B 407 128 55 3 186
6A 374 66 79 1 146
6B 344 62 89 0 151
7 423 102 71 0 173
8A 433 128 68 4 196
8B 463 111 90 3 204
9 139 27 24 2 53
Totals 6397 1693 1155 31 2708
Constitueny 10
Polling station Registered Voters Eric Evelyn (CCM) Bjorn Hanley (NRP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 194 86 15 0 101
2 226 87 24 1 112
3 327 128 35 2 165
4 142 66 15 0 81
5 543 219 36 1 255
6 342 124 42 0 166
Totals 1774 710 167 4 880
Constitueny 11
Polling station Registered Voters Alexis Jeffers (CCM) Patrice Nisbett (NRP) Spoilt/ Rejected Votes Cast
1 303 85 81 0 166
2A 332 88 113 4 205
2B 342 78 120 4 202
3 587 169 186 2 357
4A 347 111 44 2 157
4B 383 114 65
5 543 106 101 2 209
6 387 102 57 0 159
7A 460 134 78 3 215
7B 411 120 65 3 188
Totals 4095 1107 910 20 1858