Local Government Election set for November 28

November 03, 2016
Desmond McKenzie

Jamaicans will vote in local government election on November 28.Nomination Day will be November 11. Desmond McKenzie, the local government minister, made the announcement at a meeting at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston today. 

"The time has come when we must start to make people feel good about their local representatives," said McKenzie. "We want to shift the balance of power. We want now to put it in the hands of a caring and understanding party. The elections have been postponed for too long."

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) suffered a heavy defeat in the last local government election in 2012, winning only 75 of the 228 parish council divisions. The Peoples National Party won all the local authorities, except for Trelawny, which was tied.

However, following its shocking win in the February 25 general election, the Andrew Holness-led JLP has the wind in its sails and appears poised to win the majority of seats.

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