Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Jacqueline Lewis selected to represent PNP in Norman Gardens Division

Loop file photo of the election to select a PNP representative in St Andrew South Eastern after the retirement of Portia Simpson Miller.

Loop file photo of the election to select a PNP representative in St Andrew South Eastern after the retirement of Portia Simpson Miller.

School teacher, Jacqueline Lewis, has been selected as the new People's National Party (PNP) caretaker-candidate for the Norman Gardens Division in the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation.

Lewis defeated Racquel Hall in the run-off which was held on Sunday at the Kingston Eastern and Port Royal Constituency Office. Lewis got 151 of 258 votes that were cast from an eligible listing of almost 400 delegates.

Lewis, who has spent 57 years in Rockfort, was emotionally reflective at the end of the contest, noting that her success was against the background of the outgoing councillor for the division, Angela Brown-Burke, who was recently selected as the new party standard bearer for the South West St Andrew parliamentary seat, had given her support to Hall.

Lewis is to represent the PNP in a by-election for the local government seat.

While expressing disappointment with the relatively low voter turnout, the victor was more than satisfied that the process was incident-free.

Now on pre-retirement leave after serving for more than 20 years at Rennock Lodge All-Age School in the division, Lewis listed among her priorities, continued efforts to bring peace among warring factions within the division.

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