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People will decide if I continue seeking political office- Zoe Walcott- McMillan

Zoe Walcott-McMillan says the people will decide if she will continue to seek political office. Photo: Hezekiah Maddox
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - At Large candidate on the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) slate at the recent elections Zoe Walcott-McMillan has shunned from stating what may have prevented her from being elected despite seeming to be very popular among the masses especially the youths during her campaign but has said she would contest again as long as the people decides so and of course the Virgin Islands Party congress.

According to Walcott-McMillan, it was the people that put her forward to seek to represent them at the elections she has contested before and they still have the deciding power over her.

She also said the final say would rest with the party, basically indicating that she would like to continue running on the VIP slate. She said in the meantime persons can still expect the same Zoe Walcott- McMillan, who has always made herself available to the people and the Territory in whatever capacity she can assist.

Walcott-McMillan was the second highest vote getter of the Virgin Islands Party At Large candidates and 6th of the record total 16 candidates that contested the General Elections in the Virgin Islands.

She mustered up 3,335 with Irene Penn-O’Neal getting 3,764 votes, Keith L. Flax 2,958 and Vernon Elroy Malone 2,960 votes.

The National Democratic Party (NDP) won all four of the At Large seats with the now Premier Dr. Daniel Orlando Smith getting a whopping 5,081 votes, which is the highest ever by any candidate in the history of the Virgin Islands General Elections.

Myron Vernal Walwyn received 4,605 votes, Ronnie W. Skelton 4,475 and Archibald Clarence Christian 4,205 votes. The NDP won 9 district seats while the VIP retained 4.

Meanwhile, Walcott-McMillan said the VIP will have to regroup and restructure. “We are going to do our own assessments internally in terms of what the perceived issues are and work out whatever issues we have within the party,” McMillan told Virgin Islands News Online.

She also expressed appreciation to all those who voted for her and also those who supported her during her campaign including her family and the many young people “who were chanting we voting Zoe and basically trying to make their voices heard”.

19 Responses to “People will decide if I continue seeking political office- Zoe Walcott- McMillan”

  • vifisher1 (14/11/2011, 07:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Why can't the VIP candidates just say the truth about the election !!! THEY LOST BECAUSE OF TWO REASONS( FRAZER & BI-WATER ) The people just don't want them .
    • G (14/11/2011, 09:53) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree
    • Boo (14/11/2011, 21:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't forget Oms shed/greenhouse and ghut, the non finished hospital, no mini hospital, sewerage, traffic lights, great wall, no bid contracts, etc etc etc
  • one eye roster (14/11/2011, 08:00) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zoe girlfriend, if dey could elect Myron. Alvera, Deloris and Marlon you have nothing to again you will win next time as you see anybody could get to we house!
  • Pat (14/11/2011, 10:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    girl zoe you got my vote always
  • Period Cramps (14/11/2011, 12:23) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    To the person trying to degrade Alvera, Marlon etc. They were able to win not just based on the individual race, but because they're apart of a TEAM which everybody was willing to give a chance. That's the problem with the VIP! They were not on the same page and didn't have a team! If they were better organized and sold a vision to the people instead of ranting and raving like loud crazy people, Irene and Zoe may have been elected!! Zoe needs to join the PPA or even try as an independent if she is to be taken seriously. The VIP needs some structure, some new blood, but sadly nobody is willing to risk their reputation having to deal with Mr. Fraser and his arrogance!! Imagine VIP poked fun at NDP and their younger candidates, saying they were green, inexperienced etc. while their candidate in Zoe was younger than them, how stupid? Then they say the NDP fool the young people? No they didn't, they opened the doors so we could get involved! The only use VIP had for young people were their 'X' on election day and to go to the podium and talk good things about Fraser, while bashing everyone else, including their own family. So my dear Zoe, I'm sure you're smart enough to realize that in your two appearances on the political scene, the party itself was the cause of the results. Last time, the tide was against NDP which is why you were able to garner so many votes and this time around, it was the complete opposite, hence the result! It's nothing to do with you personally, it's your team and what you stand for. Get a plan in place, sell it properly and moreso, be accountable, stop blaming others! Also, stop being wrong and strong like Fraser and Omar! Look at the stop lights and purcell ghut! Both being done by pig headed, unqualified politicians, despite what the experts say. You can't run a country like that especially in the so called 'recession' that VIP moaned about!!
    • weed (14/11/2011, 15:42) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Zoe aint need to join no damm PPA..she need to get ready for the 2015 elections with the VIP who will take the next elections so OJ keep should join the PPA as the NDP hates the 3rd! ooopppps
      • Period Cramps (14/11/2011, 16:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
        First of all this is NOT OJ! Secondly, we might not have to wait until 2015 in order to contest the 3rd District seat again!!! You all with this nonsense about NDP not liking Sea Cows Bay! When you drive from Duffs Bottom to Pock Wood Pond, tell me if that's something to be proud of! Obviously Mr. Fraser doesn't care about Sea Cows Bay either?? Stick to the topic! The party has destroyed this young lady and she will never have a chance as long as she stays with them, "and that's a FACT!" LOL!!!
  • farmer brown (14/11/2011, 14:04) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    what a sweet smile..
  • Mmm (14/11/2011, 14:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hm. I would like to see she in house of assemly...might make for a good show :)
  • loveann (14/11/2011, 14:11) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zoe you should give it up. Maybe you should open a beauty school. I dont think you will make it next time. NDP is not coming out of over till the next 20 years. GIVE IT UP and go and look a job.
    • Tosh give it up (14/11/2011, 15:49) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Loveann/Tosh I can't imagine that lawfirm still have you hired. But it is no surprise that you don't have any real friends considering that you are jealous of your family, friends, co-workers and try to sabotage everybody. You should try being more friendly and get a life. Zoe don't have to look a job. She working before politics, during politics, and I am sure after politics. Stop being petty and try to get God in your life and look for the positive.
    • killer (14/11/2011, 16:55) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      that half crazy lady from the 5th did not give it up why should Zoe?????? "LOVEANN" go get a life!
    • concern (14/11/2011, 17:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Sounds jealous of her beauty!
  • go zoe (14/11/2011, 16:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    all the NDP haters blogs will not keep Ms. McMillan down..she has lot more to offer to this BVI than a few of them who just got elected now smoke that!
  • george (14/11/2011, 23:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    i am just sick to the stomach of you NDP haters..gosh man the election is over, you won, the people have spoken now you still on here hating on ZOE who remain the best hope for the BVI and the VIP..Lord ah mussy man go run the government and see if you could get the job you were promised...jah!
  • Dont Give Up (15/11/2011, 23:59) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Zoe, i think you will get elected. Too bad the shift of the ppl was already for the DNP this election and that hurt your chances. Next election we will see what the ppl want, Stay involved and continue to do your thing. You have always been involved in many community events and i hope you continue. Dont give you.. you have given a solid and strong showing both times.. best of luck.. i will continue to support you...
  • my inspiration (17/11/2011, 19:37) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    its wasnt your did your fight for the people....dont stop.......i know you are an independent, confident woman... and you continue to be a role model for the young women..thanks.....stay strong..depsise negative comments

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