Sunday 28 May, 2017

Election petition against JLP councillor set for Wednesday

The PNP is questioning the legality of Jones' installation as a councillor.

The PNP is questioning the legality of Jones' installation as a councillor.

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the election petition brought against Dean Jones, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Councillor for the Yallahs Division in St Thomas, next Wednesday .
  
The matter was adjourned on Wednesday because Jones had changed his attorney.  

The adjournment is to give the new legal team time to become familiar with the case. 
  
Legal representatives of Constantine Bogle, who was the People's National Party (PNP) candidate in the Local Government Elections last November, are questioning the legality of Jones' installation as a councillor.
  
Bogle’s legal team is contending that Jones did not live in St Thomas for the required period of time that is required by law, and was thereby not qualified to serve in the St Thomas Municipal Corporation.
  
Jones defeated Bogle by 125 votes in the elections on November 28.