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Homestead division by-election on May 18

Published:Friday | April 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMRasbert Turner/Gleaner Writer
Norman Scott

Voters will be going to the polls on May 18 to elect a new councillor for the Homestead municipal division in South Central St Catherine.

The candidates are Mark McLean of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and Janet Grayson for the People's National Party (PNP). They will be vying for the seat, which became vacant in March 2018 following the death of Councillor Owen Palmer.

The date of the by-election was announced by Norman Scott, chairman of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation, during a press conference at the mayor's parlour in Spanish Town yesterday. He announced nomination day as May 1. Scott noted that the division has been a JLP stronghold as it was last won by the PNP in 1981. He wished both candidates the very best.

Scott said that Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie had been notified of the electoral timetable.