By-Election Victory Gives Jamaica’s Ruling Party Another Seat in Parliament

The ruling Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) now has an additional representative in the House of Representatives after its candidate in one of three by-elections yesterday won a seat that had been held by the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP).

In by-elections that electoral officials said featured low voter turnout, Dr Norman Dunn won the St Mary South Eastern seat with 8,176 votes to PNP political newcomer Dr Shane Alexis’ 7,230; while the PNP held on to the St Andrew South and St Andrew South West seats.

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