Recent changes in party affiliation have changed the face of the Legislative Assembly, giving the Progressives-led government a smaller majority to start the new year.
George Town MLA Winston Connolly told Cayman 27 he’s proud to be independent.
He said amid the alphabet soup of the differing political factions, UDP, PPM, etcetera, the greater good of the country can sometimes take a back seat to the back and forth of the two party system.
“One of the reasons why I don’t want to join a party is what I’ve seen in certain instances, the behavior between the two parties. To be opposition just for oppositions sake, to be adversarial on every single point, it doesn’t help the country. Why can’t we just sit down as grown men and women and really say, let’s be heading in the same direction,” said Mr. Connolly.
Mr. Connolly is critical of the ‘credit taking’ culture that exists today. He said a bi-partisan road map is needed for Cayman’s future.
He pointsed out that governments may change every four years, but the problems facing everyday Caymanians tend to stay the same.