JLP’s Dalrymple-Philibert exudes confidence in South Trelawny

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter hinesh@jamaicaobserver.com

Thursday, December 29, 2011



 

MARISSA Dalrymple-Philibert, the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate in the South Trelawny constituency, is upbeat over her prospects of defeating her People’s National Party (PNP) rival Lyndel Frater in today's polls.

“Things are going very well here in South Trelawny. All our polling stations were opened on time and there is a particularly strong turn-out of voters in Lorimers," Dalrymple-Philibert noted.

She was particularly elated over the strong turn-out of youthful voters which she said augured well for leader of the JLP Andrew Holness.

In 2007 Dalrymple-Philibert won the seat by over 1,600 votes, but she was  reluctant to predict what her margin of victory would be like today.

Meanwhile, the PNP candidate Frater refused to comment on his chances.

However, Frater's campaign manager Brasco Lee was optimistic over his charge’s chances of being victorious in today's elections.

But Lee accused the JLP of rampant vote-buying. The South Trelawny constituency is constituted mainly of farming communities.


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