The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has begun its on the ground election campaign in Provo's Five Cays election district. The candidate designate, Sean Astwood, was joined by the party’s five “at large” candidates for a door to door canvass session with residents.
Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) Five Cays candidate Sean Astwood
Television cameras were present to record comments by the politicians. Astwood told the public that he was seeking input from the public on their needs. However, he went further, saying he had a vision to remake the election district into an attractive area that would attract tourists, bringing an improved economic climate to the area.
Joining in the interview was Samuel Harvey, the final at large candidate named by the PDM.
“I have always been a nationalist,” said Harvey, who added he was supporting the party’s position for helping the people of Five Cays and all the election districts.
Astwood had been the PDM candidate for Five Cays in the last election of February 2007 when he lost to Lillian Boyce of the Progressive National Party (PNP).
The area has the site of several illegally built structures that were considered to be unsafe and unsanitary. Some of the new construction was later bulldozed by the government.
The PNP has now announced it also will soon conduct meetings in the area but the party has yet to announce a candidate for the area. Boyce cannot run as she is currently before the court facing allegations of corruption.