Municipal Elections have come and gone and now what’s left to see is if those elected into office will deliver on their three year manifesto. And while Belizeans will surely be taking note and grading the town councils, the hierarchy of the People’s United Party is tonight analyzing the results of the Wednesday’s election. It was surely not a good for the P.U.P since they only managed to obtain one Mayoral seat and four councillor seats countrywide.
In Belize City the Leader of the Opposition was unable to deliver a win for Mayoral Candidate Yolanda Schakron. On the other hand though the party’s standard bearer for Lake I Cordel Hyde did deliver the win for Schakron. What political pundits are looking at is the fact that Hyde managed to secure a win for the P.U.P in that constituency which is currently under the leadership of UDP’s Mark King. King won in the area back in 2012 after Hyde announced that after 3 consecutive terms as Area Representative, he was resigning because of his son's battle with cancer. The announcement was made in February of 2012 just before the Municipal Elections and the P.U.P replaced Hyde with Martin Galvez.
But now Hyde is back in the party as the Standard Bearer for the P .U.P in Lake I. The question now is, is he as popular he was before he resigned. All indications are that he is after all he did deliver the win for Schakron. So, does Hyde deserve a political prize for a job well done? Deputy Leader perhaps? Only time will tell says the Leader of the Opposition.
Honorable Francis Fonseca- Leader of the Opposition
"That's a matter for us to discuss as a party. Listen, Cordel Hyde is today the standard bearer in the Lake Independence because of Francis Fonseca. I was the one who reached out to Cordel, had many meetings and discussions with him over many months and worked with him, to bring him back into the party and he, himself has made it very clear, that he came back into the People's United Party because he has confidence in my leadership, but I agree with you that he has to be engaged more in the work of the party at many different levels but I don't believe that, that necessarily means titles in the party, but he wants to be engaged in the work of the party and I certainly am open to that and certainly want to encourage that. Cordel proved what we knew that he is a champion for the people of Lake Independence he delivered Lake Independence.”
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