Richard Parchment gets another beating

November 28, 2016
Richard Parchment

Richard Parchment's political career has crashed into a wall of green, leaving the one-time legislator limping and badly bruised.

The former member of parliament for South East St Elizabeth was beaten in his bid to win the Malvern division in the St Elizabeth Parish Council.

Parchment lost by 211 votes to the Jamaica Labour Party's Donald Simpson. He polled 1,355 votes to Simpson's 1,566.

The seat was last held by the PNP's Daren Powell, former West Indies pacer.

Parchment, formerly a councillor in the Myersville division, lost South East St Elizabeth to the JLP's Franklyn Witter in February.

The constituency, which was once a safe PNP seat, was one of 11 lost by the party in the February 25 general election.