Cuthbert Flynn and Buchanan show off party crowds
THE TIGHT race to the finish line between Olympian Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn and Paul Buchanan for the St Andrew West Rural constituency was accentuated Tuesday by a show of strong party support from both candidates, who pulled out all the stops to make a strong statement on nomination day.
Cuthbert-Flynn, who is seeking to overhaul the 237-vote win by Buchanan in the 2011 general election, said she intends to secure victory at the polls with a clear 1,000 votes.
The Tivoli Gardens Drum Corps was in the hills of St Andrew West Rural drumming up support for Cuthbert-Flynn who walked from the St Jude's Church on Stony Hill Road to the Stony Hill HEART Academy where she was nominated.
"Ready," declared Cuthbert after her nomination as she saluted Labourites who cheered her on.
However, Buchanan, who also brought out the Comrades in their numbers, said he is not fazed by Cuthbert's desire to unseat him.
He said his performance in the constituency would translate to tangible votes for the People's National Party on election day. "We will have 10,000 people out on election day. If she can match that she can win," he said.