PNP loses again - North West St Andrew sticks with Shower

March 06, 2018
This Jamaica Labour Party supporter taunted her People's National Party opponent as residents of North West St Andrew voted in yesterday's by-election.

Keisha Hayle yesterday became the eighth People's National Party (PNP) candidate to be rejected by the voters of North West St Andrew after she was given a sound beating by Dr Nigel Clarke in the by-election to replace Derrick Smith as Member of Parliament.

Clarke polled 4,448 votes to Hayle's 2,812.

No PNP candidate has won the seat since 1976 when Ken McNeil beat Karl Samuda.

Carlyle Dunkley (1980), Dr Jephtah Ford (1989, 1993, 1997), Nena Wilson (2002) Jermaine Martin (2007), Granville Valentine (2011) and Donovan Issacs (2016) have all had the bitter taste of defeat in North West St Andrew.

Meanwhile, in a parochial by-election held in the Norman Gardens Division, Jacqueline Lewis kept the seat in the PNP's columns. She polled 2,062 votes to the JLP's Headley Wilson who got 124 votes.

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