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