PNP picks up another Parish Council

November 29, 2016
Norman Scott

The People's National Party (PNP) has picked up an additional parish council.

Following the official count of ballots in the Angels division of St Catherine today, Patricia Harris emerged winner by 23 votes over the Jamaica Labour Party's Kerensia Morrison.

Both candidates got 1,047 votes apiece following preliminary counts on Monday. 

"The PNP has taken the St Catherine Parish Council with 21 seats to the JLP's 20, and I will remain as Mayor of Spanish Town and Chairman of the St Catherine Parish Council," Norman Scott told THE STAR ONLINE. 

The PNP won 26 of the 41 council seats in the 2012 local government polls.

The PNP now has control of five local authorities - Westmoreland, Hanover, Portmore, Manchester and St Catherine.

The has won the eight  local authorities -- Kingston and St Andrew, Portland, St Mary, St Ann, Trelawny, St James, Clarendon and St Elizabeth.

St Thomas is tied five seats apiece, but the JLP, which won the popular vote there, is expected to control that council.