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Jan 21, 2015

Barnett Joins Beverly Castillo on the U.D.P. Slate

Carla Barnett

Currently, there are only two women in the House of Representatives on the U.D.P. side. Both of them were brought in through the Senate, and not elected. The U.D.P. doesn’t have a great track record when it comes to women running for office on their ticket. Doctor Carla Barnett has been ushered into the spotlight on the most glowing recommendations from the U.D.P.’s leader – but while eloquent praises and accolades are one thing, the statistics on women in U.D.P. politics are far from wonderful.

 

Reporter

“The Prime Minister, the two candidates he recruited before, in 2003 – one got fifteen percent and one got seventeen percent of the vote, which are two of the most dismal performances in the U.D.P.’s history. How does that place you?”

 

Carla Barnett, Endorsed as U.D.P. Freetown Candidate

“Jules, this is 2015. A lot has happened. Things have changed significantly. I don’t believe that we are…the Party is where it was in that time. As I said before everybody that I have spoken with has pledged support. I have no reason to believe that the Party does not want to win the Freetown division. They do. We do. We are setting out to do that. It is a different time.”

 

The last woman to be elected to office in general elections for the United Democratic Party was Faith Babb. That was in 1993. She lost to the late Remijio Montejo, the P.U.P.’s candidate, in 1998. 

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