Now that an election date has been set, Candidates for the 2017 general election are emerging.
Kenneth Byran, once the political aide of Premier Alden McLaughlin, is once again throwing his hat into the ring for an independent seat in the people’s house.
Back in 2013, Mr. Bryan ran a failed bid for one of six George Town seats under the progressives banner, but outperformed several other candidates at the polls, bringing in more than 1,700 votes, around 30% percent of voters under the old voting system.
“Our country’s viability is under threat, so it’s time we take a stand,” said Mr. Bryan in a campaign announcement released to Cayman 27 and shared on social media.
Mr. Bryan implored his supporters to volunteer on his campaign, noting that the political environment in the Cayman Islands can be vindictive at times. He assured potential volunteers that roles were available that would safeguard a volunteer’s anonymity if so desired.
“Some roles may have you in the limelight of politics, and some, no one will ever know you’re involved,” said Mr. Bryan in his video. “I’m in the process of creating a committee. A team of people who are ready to win the next election.”