JLP to hold four del­e­gate fo­rums to­day ahead of annual con­fer­ence

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS - Erica Virtue Se­nior Gleaner Writer erica.virtue@glean­erjm.com

THE RUL­ING Ja­maica Labour Party (JLP) will to­day stage four del­e­gate con­fer­ences ahead of next week­end’s annual gen­eral con­fer­ence, which will be hosted as a one-day pub­lic ses­sion at the National Arena in Kingston.

The 73rd annual con­fer­ence is be­ing held in the midst of lo­cal gov­ern­ment elec­tions cam­paign, sched­uled for Novem­ber 28. The JLP is seek­ing to over­turn the ma­jor­ity con­trol of the op­po­si­tion Peo­ple’s National Party (PNP) in the parish coun­cils.

Se­nior party of­fi­cial Aud­ley Shaw is sched­uled to host the del­e­gates’ con­fer­ence for Area Coun­cil Three, which is slated to start at 11 a.m. to­day at the Holm­wood Tech­ni­cal High School in Manchester.

Deputy leader James Robert­son has con­firmed that the con­fer­ence for Area Coun­cil Two is to be held in Old Har­bour be­gin­ning also at 11 a.m. While deputy leader in Area Coun­cil Four, J.C. Hutchin­son, con­firmed that the con­fer­ence for Granville Pri­mary in Mon­tego Bay, St James, is also at 11 a.m. Up to press time, there was no con­fir­ma­tion on the location of the con­fer­ence for Area Coun­cil One, which will be for the Cor­po­rate Area con­stituen­cies.

JLP leader, Prime Min­is­ter Andrew Hol­ness, will be the key­note speaker at next week­end’s annual con­fer­ence, where he is ex­pected to high­light the coun­try’s economic growth suc­cesses since tak­ing of­fice ear­lier this year, as well as the coun­try’s ac­com­plish­ment in meet­ing key tar­gets set out by the In­ter­na­tional Mone­tary Fund.

It is also an­tic­i­pated that Hol­ness will use the con­fer­ence to give the charge to elec­tion day work­ers, can­di­dates and vot­ers.

The JLP was founded on July 8, 1943 by National Hero The Right Ex­cel­lent Sir Alexan­der Bus­ta­mante as the political wing of the Bus­ta­mante In­dus­trial Trade Union.


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