Democratic Labour Party (DLP) candidate for St Michael West Central Curtis Cave anticipates a challenging campaign leading up to the January 19, 2022 General Elections but he is ready to go with the support of a youthful and experienced team.
Speaking to Barbados TODAY on Monday after being nominated by Sylvia Ianthe Alleyne and Caleb Brathwaite, at the Lawrence T Gay Memorial School, Cave said he has already began canvassing to find out the needs of constituents.
The attorney-at-law, who is looking to unseat former minister Ian Gooding-Edghill, noted that while there are road works and repairs taking place in the constituency, there is a need for job opportunities to be created for constituents and those struggling to meet the high cost of living.
“There has been an increase in bus fares, increase in water rates, increase in electricity and there is no one who speaks up against the Government. And that’s the passion behind this campaign. It is an active campaign involving youth and experience and I think that we have a good chance at winning this campaign. We have good support on the ground especially in the Belfield area where I grew up and also the Fairfield area.
“Our campaign house is in Yearwood Road and we have been having a positive response throughout the campaign so far, especially with young people who want a voice and also the seniors [who] want back democracy. Thirty love is something that Barbadians and my constituents do not want to see again and that drives the passion to have a voice and to bring back a strong level of representation which we find lacking in St Michael West Central,” Cave said.
A third candidate, Veronica Price is contesting the seat on behalf of the Alliance Party for Progress.