Damion Crawford eyes Portia's seat

June 23, 2017
Portia Simpson Miller (left) and Damion Crawford.
PNP president Dr Peter Phillips (left) and Damion Crawford.


Damion Crawford has declared an interest in replacing Portia Simpson Miller as Member of Parliament for South West St Andrew.

However, Crawford, who did one term as MP for East Rural St Andrew before he was replaced as the People's National Party's (PNP) candidate in the seat, said he has not been actively seeking to win selection to take over from Simpson Miller.


Possible replacements


After 35 years as a Member of Parliament, Simpson Miller will step down on Thursday. PNP vice-president Angela Brown Burke and Audrey Facey Smith, councillor for the Payne Land division, have been touted as possible replacements, and some constituents have been calling for Crawford.

"The party will decide through whatever process, and whoever go down there I will support them. If I am asked I would say yes. I wouldn't mind representing them," the charismatic Crawford told THE WEEKEND STAR.

"That area is an area that I know well and I love the people there. I wouldn't have a problem," he added.

However, he noted that he is willing to represent the party any capacity that he is asked.

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