CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (July 11, 2006) — The Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) lead by Mr Joseph Walcott Parry was elected to run the affairs of Nevis for the next five years, ending their 15-year stint on the Nevis Island Assembly’s opposition benches. The NRP captured three of the five seats while the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) won two.
Just past midnight on July 11, 2006, Supervisor of Elections Mr Leroy Benjamin announced that Mr Parry had successfully defended his seat in the Electoral District of Nevis (4) St James against new comer for the CCM Mr Gene Herbert, with a total of 494 votes and his party had captured three of the five seats.
NRP’s new comer Mr Roberto Hector captured the Electoral District of Nevis (1) St Pauls with a total of 664 voted over the incumbent Mr Michael Perkins who received a total of 629 votes.
Mr Hensley Daniel who also ran for the NRP captured the Electoral District of Nevis (2) St Johns amassed a total of 933 votes against the incumbent Mr Malcolm Guishard who received 905 votes.
Mr Vance Amory who had led the CCM Nevis Island Administration for the past 15 years successfully defended his seat in the Electoral District of Nevis (3) St George with a total of 730 votes over NRP’s Mrs Patricia Hanley who won 309 votes.
Mrs Jean Harris of the CCM also successfully retained her seat with a total of 641 votes against Mr Patrice Nisbett of the NRP who won a total of 494 votes.
When Nevisians went to the polls on Monday July 10, 206, there were five seats at stake and each party fielded five candidates.
According to Mr Benjamin, there was a total of 8799 registered voters but overall indications are that a there were some 3959 votes cast.