Crawford says Raymond Pryce could have been considered for senate

March 10, 2016

Former Member of Parliament (MP) Damion Crawford, says he is not surprised that he was not named among the newly appointed opposition senators but believes Raymond Pryce should have been considered.

"When you look at all the outcomes coming from St Andrew East Rural, North Trelawny, the campaign and my involvement, why would I expect greater consideration now?"

Crawford, who was elected MP for East Rural St Andrew in 2011, was rejected by delegates in an internal election. He then shifted his attention to Trelawny Northern but the People's National Party (PNP) blocked his bid to be the candidate in that constituency. 

"I try not to put my hopes on other people's decision," Crawford told the STAR Online.

"It's no big deal, I never expected to be offered," he added.

Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller has come in from heavy criticisms following her decision not to include young people like Crawford and Raymond Pryce among the eight persons appointed opposition senators.

"I thought that people like Raymond would have been quite a bet," Crawford said. 

Pryce, who served on term as MP in St Elizabeth  North East before delegates of the party told him goodbye, is thought to have a good relationship with Simpson Miller, has been overlooked for a senate position.



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