PORTIA'S LAST STAND ... PNP president runs in final internal election

September 17, 2016
Wykeham McNeill
Lisa Hanna
Angela Brown-Burke
Fenton Ferguson
Noel Arscott
Portia Simpson Miller
Karl Blythe
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The future of the once-socialist People's National Party (PNP) has been placed in the hands of 3,400 delegates who will vote for members of the top leadership for the first time in eight years.

The elections, which take place at the National Arena in Kingston, will see incumbent Portia Simpson Miller facing-off against Dr Karl Blythe for the party's presidency.

Simpson Miller beat Blythe, Dr Peter Phillips and Dr Omar Davies to become party president in 2006. However, Blythe came out of retirement following the PNP's shocking general election loss in February.

 

PNP UNDER PORTIA

 

2007 General Election Lost

2008 Local Government Election Lost

2011 General election Won

2012 Local Government Election Won

2016 General Election Lost

Five persons have been nominated for the four vice-presidential posts. They are Angela Brown-Burke, Noel Arscott, Dr Wykeham McNeill, Dr Fenton Ferguson and Lisa Hanna

 

RESULTS OF THE 2008 ELECTION

 

President

Portia Simpson Miller 2,332

Dr Peter Phillips 1,959

Vice-president

Angela Brown-Burke 2,582

Derrick Kellier 2,302

Noel Arscott 2,166

Dr Fenton Ferguson 2,153

Dr Wykeham McNeill 2,153

Joseph 'Bunny' Witter 2,037

Sharon Hay-Webster 1,937

Harry Douglas 1,722

* 4,291 of the 4,438 delegates voted

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