December 17, 2010
Disabled grandmother exercises her right to vote

Election Day was somewhat of a family affair for disabled grandmother Verene Lynch when she went to cast her ballot in the recently concluded general elections.{{more}}

As SEARCHLIGHT reporters cruised through the Central Leeward town of Layou, Lynch was met on her way home from the polling station, accompanied by her daughter Leona Lynch, and granddaughter Jovanna.

The 66-year-old said that she was mostly satisfied with the way the political parties conducted themselves.

“They ran fair campaigns,” she said. “And the residents behaved themselves, too.”

Lynch, who has been wheelchair-bound for many years, said that she has been excising her right to vote for many decades.

“Normally my son takes me, but today my daughter did,” she beamed. “And my granddaughter came along, too.”

Lynch did not reveal her political affiliation, but said that she was confident that the best party to lead the country forward would win general elections.

Having lived under the governance of the New Democratic Party and the Unity Labour Party, Lynch said that she is impressed by what her chosen party has done for the country.

The Ruthland Vale resident, who is retired, has worked in several roles including domestic assistant and labourer.

Lynch also added that she hopes the positive vibe among Central Leeward residents, in the run up to general elections, will continue after the results are announced, and beyond. (JV)