PNP takes An­gels in re­count af­ter tie

Jamaica Gleaner - - NEWS -

PA­TRI­CIA HAR­RIS, the in­cum­bent Peo­ple’s Na­tional Party (PNP) coun­cil­lor for the An­gels di­vi­sion in the St Catherine North Cen­tral con­stituency, has retained her di­vi­sion by de­feat­ing her Ja­maica Labour Party (JLP) chal­lenger, Sen­a­tor Keren­sia Mor­ri­son, at the con­clu­sion of the fi­nal count in Bog Walk Tues­day.

Af­ter Mon­day’s pre­lim­i­nary count which saw the race that would ul­ti­mately decide who con­trolled the St Catherine parish in a tie, Har­ris gained 12 ad­di­tional votes to move her fi­nal tally to 1,071, while Mor­ri­son, who also gained ex­tra votes, ended up with 1,054.

Mor­ri­son told The Gleaner af­ter she emerged from the count­ing room that she ac­cepted the fi­nal re­sult.

“I am go­ing to stick to the peo­ple and give them qual­ity rep­re­sen­ta­tion as a coun­cil­lor care­taker,” she said.

Added Mor­ri­son: “I am al­ways of the opin­ion that the wish of the peo­ple is what counts, and the peo­ple have spo­ken.”

Mean­while, Har­ris said she was honoured by the love that was shown to her by the peo­ple in the An­gels di­vi­sion.

“I won and I am elated. This is a win for the peo­ple, not only for my party, not only for my MP or my­self, but a win for the peo­ple,” she stated.

“This shows that the peo­ple look for good gov­er­nance,” Har­ris con­tin­ued.

The vic­tory by Har­ris means that bar­ring any un­fore­seen cir­cum­stances, in­cum­bent Mayor Nor­man Scott will again be in charge of the coun­cil with a re­duced ma­jor­ity.

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