Zoe Walcott seeking to contest elections as VIP At-Large candidate
Business Development Manager at the Cyril B Romney Tortola Pier Park (TPP) Zoe Walcott is seeking to become the final Territorial At-Large candidate for the Virgin Islands Party (VIP) for the upcoming general elections.
Highly-placed sources within the party told our news centre said she has expressed her interest to contest that seat but is yet to be ratified by the VIP Congress. If successful, she would replace Junior Minister Shereen Flax-Charles who resigned from the party and joined the Ronnie Skelton-led Progressive Virgin Islands Movement recently.
So far, the party has confirmed 10 of the 13 seats they intend to contest in the elections.
The candidates on the VIP’s ticket are Dr Karl Dawson who will contest the First District seat; Luce Hodge-Smith who will contest in the Fourth Electoral District; Kye Rymer, Alvera Maduro-Caines, and Dr Natalio Wheatley who will be seeking re-election in the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh districts, respectively; Allen Wheatley for Eighth District; and political incumbent Vincent Wheatley for the Ninth Electoral District.
Incumbents Neville Smith, Carvin Malone, and Sharie de Castro are the party’s Territorial At-Large candidates.
Elections are are constitutionally due by May 2023 but Premier and VIP leader Dr Wheatley has not yet declared a date when the territory will go to the polls.