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 stationRegistered VotersIan Liburd (PAM)Geoffery Hanely (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
15271471267
2A3921091223234
2B4151171241242
2C3801171265248
3A5171072090316
3B4311111031225
3C39386966187
3D381104949206
3E368
3F372678414165
4A383
4B481
4C385
5324
6253
Totals60029651084461823
 
Constituency 2
Polling stationRegistered VotersJonel Powell (PAM)Marcella Liburd (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1A30785920177
1B33396910187
2A3851151082225
2B390115920207
3A4371671400307
3B3471601351296
3C3681941542350
3D4561571245286
4A4561431241268
4B4391351101246
5A28699630162
5B307104711176
6408841180202
Totals542116541422133089
Constituency 3
Polling stationRegistered VotersAkilah Nisbett (PLP)Konris Maynard (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
15431751823360
2271571034164
33791061071214
4A4491371652304
4B4821581530311
5A365106972205
5B4071401293272
5C3801051050210
6A399195912288
6B4031641212287
Totals407813431253192615
Constituency 4
Polling stationRegistered VotersLindsay Grant (PAM)Steve Wrensford (SKNLP)Jason Thomas (IND)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1A3011196116187
1B2791084912160
2A39113012302255
2B3281279602225
3A36612712211251
3B39415011602268
4A2981128912204
4B29094841179
5A3691559523255
5B3841629841265
Totals3400128493311212249
Constituency 5
Polling stationRegistered VotersShawn Richards (PAM)Kenneth Douglas (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1A4011561052263
1B378170873260
1C401183862271
2373166712239
3A279108811190
3B296120690189
4357167590226
5A20445682115
5B17464410105
6A261117540171
Totals31241296721122029
Constituency 6
Polling stationRegistered VotersKevin Williams (PLP)Dr. Denzil Douglas (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1A325711410212
1B278381281166
2459412680309
3A348322130245
3B300291690198
4389671520219
5296971501248
6471471483198
7339541940248
Totals3205476156352043
Constituency 7
Polling stationRegistered VotersDr. Timothy Harris (PLP)Leon Natta-Nelson (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1520262701333
2497302451348
3342136802218
4377208740282
5537252972351
6445220730293
7307152592213
8A387180542236
8B310158550213
Totals37221870607102487
Constitueny 8
Polling stationRegistered VotersEugene Hamilton (PAM)Dr Terrance Drew (SKNLP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1A355147760223
1B350165602227
2A46221274
2B454187881276
3A4441861053294
3B384134731208
4A307
4B288
4C456
4D359
4E381
4F373
5A414
5B326
5C402
5D373
5E403
6417
Totals6948103147671228
Constitueny 9
Polling stationRegistered VotersMark Brantley (CCM)Kelvin Daly (NRP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
1466105984207
2A33879563138
2B32785512138
3A391132700202
3B32196500146
3C3528384
3D29575550130
4A28292464142
4B292101442147
4C356105450150
5A394116803199
5B407128553186
6A37466791146
6B34462890151
7423102710173
8A433128684196
8B463111903204
91392724253
Totals639716931155312708
Constitueny 10
Polling stationRegistered VotersEric Evelyn (CCM)Bjorn Hanley (NRP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
119486150101
222687241112
3327128352165
41426615081
5543219361255
6342124420166
Totals17747101674880
Constitueny 11
Polling stationRegistered VotersAlexis Jeffers (CCM)Patrice Nisbett (NRP)Spoilt/ RejectedVotes Cast
130385810166
2A332881134205
2B342781204202
35871691862357
4A347111442157
4B38311465
55431061012209
6387102570159
7A460134783215
7B411120653188
Totals40951107910201858