TUESDAY, DEC. 18: Rolfe Commissiong last night took Pembroke South despite a strong challenge from the OBA’s Jeff Baron.

Mr Commissiong took 385 votes – a 92 vote margin over his challenger in a seat regarded as safe PLP territory.

Mr Baron notched up 293 votes, with Independent Tillman Darrell on 36 and fellow Independent Leyoni Junos picking up five votes. Mr Commissiong said afterwards: “I offer heartfelt thanks to the constituents of 21 who have once again placed their confidence and trust in the PLP and my candidacy.

“It’s a long journey and we have finished one part of it.”

A dejected Mr Baron said: “I’m disappointed, but I have congratulated Rolfe Commmissiong and I thought it was a good fight.

“I told him that I’m going to hold him to his promises of working hard for the people of Pembroke South East.”