Both the New National Party and the National Democratic Congress, have always viewed the youthful voting block as significant to their chance of winning the Carriacou and Petite Martinique constituency.
A survey has shown that the New National Party in past elections has been able to attract the young voting population through the current Member of Parliament, Elvin Nimrod, who will not be facing the electorate at the next poll.
The upcoming elections would see Kindra Mathurine- Stewart of the New National Party and Tevin Andrew of the National Democratic Congress contesting the seat. Mrs Stewart is in her mid-30s while Mr Andrew is in his early 20s.
Mindful of this, Mr Andrew says that his team has been moving to secure as many youth votes as possible. This he says has been going according to plan, simply because of their strategy to better incorporate the youth into their political machinery.
“We have been seeing more and more youths across the constituency joining the party.
“One of the reasons is because we have youth leaders and advisors, which is allowing everyone to see how much we are concerned about the youths and want to give them a chance to take their rightful place in society”, said Mr Andrew.
Andrew said that several youths have also been identifying with him as peers, which he says is refreshing towards his quest. He added that another reason for the youth support has to do with the policy and plans of the party to incorporate the spirit, energy and desires of the youthful population.
“This is a party of youth and it’s clear for all to see as we embrace all in the interest of this constituency and nation building”, ended Andrew.
Meantime the party will on Friday be opening its new constituency office on Church Street, Hillsborough from 5 pm. The event is expected to attract the Party Leader, Nazim Burke, General Secretary, Glen Noel, newly installed caretaker for the Town of St George, Claudette Joseph and party chairman, Vincent Roberts.