McField pulls out of GTC in favour of Red Bay

| 02/03/2017 | 21 Comments
Cayman News Service

Frank McField

(CNS Elections): Frank McField has changed his mind about where he will be running in the May General Election. A one-time Cabinet member in the first UDP government following the infamous coup in 2001, McField initially declared for George Town Central, where he was born, but McField has now switched his attention to his current home district of Red Bay. CNS has contacted McField about his change of heart but we have not received a response. However, on his Facebook page he said the people were looking for candidates who live in their districts, and as he lives and votes in Red Bay, that is where he will now contest the election.

The first formal candidate to stand in the community of 1,176 voters, sandwiched between George Town East and Prospect, the self-styled “no label” candidate said he was “taxed to lead by example” and said he would “entrust George Town Central to Kenneth Bryan”.

Had McField declared for the capital’s central constituency, he would very likely have ended up in a three-way race against Bryan and Premier Alden McLaughlin.

CNS understands that McKeeva Bush’s Cayman Democratic Party (CDP) is leaving the coast clear for Bryan. So, with few rumours of any other potential candidates standing in the heart of the capital, McField’s decision means that Bryan, a former news reporter and one time political assistant to the premier, may well be going head-to-head with his former boss, the PPM leader.

McField said he was concerned about voters having to make a choice between him and Bryan as they are family. “Kenneth Bryan had already built up a base before I started to show my interest in running,” McField conceded in his FB post about his decision to change constituency.

He said he planned to pursue and strengthen “community capacity building in Red Bay” and to “sustain positive neighborhood change”.

Not without his controversies, McField had a poor showing at the last election when he ran in George Town and polled just 211 votes, or 3.62% of the vote from the entire capital.

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  1. WanFiKnow says:

    #WhoShotYou?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Why is he wasting his time! why did he switch its not going to help him…. I can assure you this. Please stay home Frank. I have interacted with this man through others and he is not stable to say the least. Another know it all socially of which when we speak we are all considered idiots! I have seen how he speaks to others and he is not a person that interacts with his people.

    Educated Fool is what I say Educated fool! please stay home quite why you are ahead. You have yet to hold down a job for a period or run a successful business and as a Minister lets not go there to the mess and destruction you created.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Errrr. No.

  4. Knot S Smart says:

    By the way… What is Dr Frank a Dr of?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Go keep on going let god be your only judge.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Dr. Frank decides to run while he still has one leg left to stand on. Anyone taking bets that he will shoot himself in the other one to improve his chances of being elected?

  7. Anonymous says:

    Until Dr Frank gives a full explanation into this being shot and left at the George Town Hospital the voting public cannot trust that Dr Frank is not in relationship with criminal elements.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Maybe if he ran in Northward he could win a seat in the LA !

  9. Anon says:

    Go Frank!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Not him again

  11. Anonymous says:

    Frankie shootin himself in the foot agin.

  12. Anonymous says:

    By deciding to run in the district where he lives and votes, he is reasonably assured to receive at least one vote, his own!

  13. Anonymous says:

    When I saw Mcfield pulls out, I thought save by the bell, then I saw the rest of the sentence. Now I have a choice between him and Wagner. What a country!,

  14. Caymanian donkey says:

    Don’t bother running up this side Bobo. I’m surprised you know the location of Red Bay.
    Go run some other district.
    Oh and don’t knock on my door.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Frank has as much chance as Kenneth. None.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I think that if Dr. Frank ran in his own house, he would not be elected.
    Personal integrity maketh a man, a quality sadly lacking among the leaders of the “modern” world.
    Show me a person who has a good, honest, patriotic, loving heart for their people, not tainted by special interests and secret societies and I will show you a man or woman that the people are yearning for to lead them.

  17. Cayman Youth says:

    All he talks about is racial stratification. How about you stop playing the race card and focus on the solutions or lack thereof so to speak…

  18. Anonymous says:

    Now this is a true waste of his time! Frank you will sadly not be re-elected so please don’t waste too much money on the election.

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