17 Sep 2012 Updated : Fifth electoral district
According to the recent local council election results, PN will only manage to elect one member of parliament from the fifth district. In the latest round of local council elections PN lost Safi mayorship, councillors in almost every locality including B’Bugia and Safi, and hundreds of votes.
If those results were to be repeated in the next general election only one PN mp would be elected.
I have been contesting the fifth district since I was a university student. I contested that district for the first time in 1998 at 24. The people of Zurrieq, B’Bugia, M’Xlokk, Safi, Mqabba, Qrendi, Kirkop are wonderful. My hometown Ghaxaq was removed from the district in the last election. Even though Ghaxaq is a Labour stronghold I was so loyal to PN I always contested with PN, even though I wasnt elected the first two times.
It is heart breaking to think that Lawrence Gonzi, aided by his chief strategist Daphne Caruana Galizia denied me the opportunity to continue representing the people of the fifth district in parliament.