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General elections were held in the Cayman Islands on 8 November 2000 for all 15 seats in the Legislative Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Teams & Candidates

Candidates were presented by the Unity Team and the Democratic Alliance along with several independents.


The elections saw the ruling National Team under Truman Bodden suffer a heavy defeat, with Bodden, the leader of government and planning minister, losing his seat. In all, seven new legislators were elected, and eight incumbents held on to their seats. Five incumbents were defeated, and two retired.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 76.37%.


Following the elections, Kurt Tibbetts of the Democratic Alliance was elected as the Leader of Government Business. The United Democratic Party (UDP) was formed in November 2001, and would oust Tibbetts as Leader of Government Business that month in a vote of 9 to 5. as Leader of Government Business by McKeeva Bush of the UDP. Tibbett’s was elected as Leader of the new opposition party, the People’s Progressive Movement, in May 2002.

Electoral System

System: First-past-the-post

Elected Members: 15 elected members.

Voter Turnout

Total Votes Cast: 8,862

Registered Voters: 11,604

Voter Turnout: 76.37%

Critical Dates

Dissolution of House: Tue, –

Nomination Day: Wed, –

Polling Day: Wed, 8 Nov 2000

First Meeting of Parliament: Wed, 15 Nov 2000

Political Leaders

Kurt Tibbets

(Democratic Alliance – DA)

Truman Bodden

(National Team – NT)

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