Tillman Darrell, Jeff Baron and Rolfe Commissiong at the Pembroke South East polling station on Monday morning. *Photo by Raymond Hainey
Tillman Darrell, Jeff Baron and Rolfe Commissiong at the Pembroke South East polling station on Monday morning. *Photo by Raymond Hainey

MONDAY, DEC. 17: Former Government adviser Rolfe Commissiong is confident he will pick up the Pembroke South East seat for the PLP.

All the candidates reported a steady stream of voters lining up to cast their vote at the St Paul church hall on Court Street.

Mr Commissiong – sporting a white rose in the lapel – said: “It’s going very well. We have had a fairly steady turnout of voters for the morning session so far.

“And I remain optimistic.”

The OBA’s Jeff Baron – who is challenging Mr Commissiong after he won a primary victory over former PLP MP Ashfield DeVent – added: “I’m feeling fantastic – it’s going quite well, great turnout, great weather and everyone is in good spirits.

“We’ve had a great campaign and we’re looking forward to seeing the results. I wouldn’t have been here if I didn’t think I could win.”

Tillman Darrell, a former UBP candidate turned Independent, said: “I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t trying to win, but you can never tell.

“I’m running as an Independent because I’m really serious about representing the people of Constituency 21 – I’m from this area and I’ve a vested interest in serving these people. They’re my family.”

The other Independent candidate, Leyoni Junos, was not at the polling station this morning.