NEWSCO: The United Progressive Party’s Kelvin Simon has won a court battle enabling him to claim the St Mary’s South seat which had been the subject of contention.
The 42-year-old MP-elect will be sworn in along with other members of the House of Representatives on Friday.
Controversy erupted when the ruling ABLP party claimed Simon was ineligible to become an MP as he was a civil servant at the time of his official nomination for last month’s election.
The party said this contravened the Civil Service Act and the constitution.
First arguments were heard before court last week. Today the High Court ruled in Simon’s favour.
The former school guidance counsellor emerged victorious in the January 18 poll claiming 199 more votes than the ABLP’s incumbent Samantha Marshall.