Wounded Comrades accuse JLP of buying election victory

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THE handful of People’s National Party (PNP) supporters who travelled to its Old Hope Road headquarters last night, despite early indications that it was facing a heavy defeat, were quick to lay the blame for their loss on what they described as unethical behaviour by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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PNP heavyweights left in the cold

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SEVERAL of the People’s National Party’s (PNP) heavyweights will be absent from Parliament’s Lower House when it reconvenes following last evening’s historic loss to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) at the polls.

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15 first-timers on their way to Gordon House

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OF the first-time candidates fielded by the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s National Party (PNP) in yesterday’s general election, 15 have been elected to office: 13 for the JLP and two for the PNP. Eight of them are men.

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Wipeout!

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Jamaicans returned the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) to office yesterday with landslide in a general election defined by the novel coronavirus pandemic and the immense popularity of its leader, Andrew Holness who, at age 39, became Jamaica’s youngest-ever prime minister in October 2011.The 49-14-seat victory in the preliminary count, which People’s National Party (PNP) vice-president and campaign co-director Phillip Paulwell last night described as…

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PNP strongman Dayton Campbell sent packing

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KRYSTAL Lee rode a sweeping wave of individual and party popularity to upstage People’s National Party (PNP) incumbent Dr Dayton Campbell for the St Ann North Western seat, yesterday.

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Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert makes it four in a row

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MARISA Dalrymple-Philibert of the Jamaica Labour Party was yesterday declared the winner for the fourth time in a row for the Trelawny Southern constituency after going to battle with Lloyd Gillings of the People’s National Party and Richard Sharpe an independent candidate.Dalrymple-Philibert won by a large margin with 7,093 votes, while Gillings got 3,030 votes and Sharpe got 24 votes in yesterday’s preliminary count.

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PNP hurt by JLP strapping

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STRUGGLING to deal with a thrashing, the likes of which the People’s National Party (PNP) had not received since 1980, the majority of the party’s leaders were absent from their Old Hope Road headquarters last night as it was confirmed that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) had decisively won a second term.

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Upset in Trelawny Northern

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FALMOUTH, Trelawny — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Trelawny Northern Tova Hamilton yesterday ended the People’s National Party’s (PNP’s) 31-year dominance of the constituency when she defeated the incumbent Victor Wright by a margin of over 1,700 votes in the parliamentary elections.

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Fayval’s supporters started early and had lots to celebrate

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AS if the final results were already in, Labourites paraded through the streets of the St Andrew Eastern constituency celebrating two clear hours before polls closed, declaring victory for the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Fayval Williams over the People’s National Party’s Venesha Phillips.

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Fanfare missing in St Andrew East Rural but voters in high spirits

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THE usual fanfare surrounding polling activities was noticeably subdued in St Andrew East Rural yesterday as Jamaicans cast their ballots for the 18th time to choose a new Government, but supporters of both major political parties were in high spirits despite the absence of the usual large crowds and motorcades due to the spike in novel coronavirus cases.

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