October 7, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |
West Bay West Member of Parliament in the Cayman Islands McKeeva Bush has tendered his resignation as House Speaker.
Bush confirmed to the Compass that he was stepping down from the Speaker’s role, but he won’t leave the post until November 30.
He will remain as Speaker for the next session of Parliament which starts on Friday. Bush handed in his resignation to Premier Wayne Panton Tuesday and the letter would go to the Parliamentary Clerk on Wednesday.
He said he had done nothing wrong but was resigning in the best interest of the jurisdiction and added that he would remain part of the government. Bush said he will remain active in Parliament once he leaves the Speaker’s Chair.
He said he aims to tackle a wider range of issues, bringing private members’ motions and other matters to the floor of the House. Mr Bush resigned amid allegations of “reported misconduct” at a Government cocktail reception held last month.