Former Member of Parliament for South West St Ann, the People’s National Party’s (PNP) Glenville Shaw has died.
Shaw, who famously defeated Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) stalwart and longstanding MP, Dr Neville Gallimore in the 1997 General Election, died in the United Kingdom on Monday after a period of illness.
Leader of the Opposition and PNP President, Dr Peter Phillips, said the party has lost one of its stalwarts.
“Comrade Shaw was known as a strong representative of the people in the garden parish, serving the constituents and the party at different levels. He had a vision for the development of the rural economy, especially in the areas of agriculture and tourism,” said Phillips in a statement.
“Glenville had a great love for the people and demonstrated a willingness to go beyond the call of duty as their representative,” Phillips added.
He said Shaw believed in the upliftment of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
“He was loyal to his family, his party, his community and his country,”Phillips said.
He has expressed condolences on behalf of the entire PNP to Shaw’s family and friends.
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