Argument 'Dunn' in SE St Mary, PNP sweep Corporate Area

October 31, 2017
Victorious! Prime Minister Andrew Holness (left) rings the symbolic bell with Dr Norman Dunn (centre) and Desmond McKenzie after the JLP won the by-election in St Mary South East.
JLP supporters in Annotto Bay cheer the victory of their candidate Dr Norman Dunn in the St Mary South East by-election yesterday.
The PNP's Mark Golding (centre) is in a jubliant mood as he meets with supporters in St Andrew South. Golding easily won the seat in a by-election yesterday.
Angela Brown Burke giving a victory fist as former prime minister Portia Simpson Miller enjoys the moment yesterday in St Andrew South West.
A flag-bearing JLP supporter in full flow in Annotto Bay yesterday.

After losing by a mere five votes to the late Dr Winston Green in the general election in 2016, Dr Norman Dunn of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) convincingly won the highly anticipated by-election in South East St Mary yesterday.

Dunn garnered 8,176 votes to the People's National Party (PNP) Dr Shane Alexis 7,239.

The by-election was the most anticipated of the three held yesterday as the other two constituencies, St Andrew South and South West St Andrew, are considered as PNP safe seats.

And as expected, the PNP candidates for the South St Andrew, Mark Golding, and South West St Andrew, Angela Brown-Burke won by a canter.

Golding, with 6,095 votes beat Dane Dennis of the JLP (894), while Brown-Burke with 6,325 votes, beat Victor Hyde (223).

Dr Dunn's win means the JLP has a 33- 30 majority in the House of Representatives.

Here are highlights from yesterday's by-elections.

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