Former mayor wants parish council seat

November 11, 2016
Hanif Brown - JLP
Rohan Bryan - PNP

For the second time in consecutive local government elections, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has nominated a former mayor to contest the Morant Bay division.

Hanif Brown, who was mayor of Morant Bay, will be going up against the People's National Party's Rohan Bryan in the November 28 local government election.

Bryan won the Morant Bay division in the 2012 local government election. On that occasion, he beat former Morant Bay mayor Rose-Marie Shaw by 505 votes.

The Morant Bay division is considered to be PNP territory. It is one of two divisions that voted for the PNP in the 2007 local government elections when the JLP won eight on the 10 divisions in the parish. The PNP currently holds seven on the 10 divisions.

Brown, a trade unionist, served as councillor for the White Horses division from 2008 to 2012. He was, however, beaten by the PNP's Hubert Williams in the March 2012 local government polls by 464 votes, which may have caused him to retreat from White Horses.