First-timer Davis hopes for win for JLP in Hanover Western

Thursday, September 03, 2020

HANOVER, Jamaica — The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate for Hanover Western Tamika Davis has cast her vote in today's general election.

Davis cast her vote about 9:30 am at the Greenland Basic School.

Davis told OBSERVER ONLINE that she is pleased with the smooth turn of events.

"So far the operation seems to be running smoothly. I have been in touch with most of the polling stations and everything seems to be running according to plan," stated Davis.

She disclosed that despite initial glitches, all is back on the winning track for her.

"There were some earlier glitches but they were sought out. So, I am waiting anxiously now for updates to determine what I already feel that it is going to be victory," added an optimistic Davis, who is running for the first time.

She further outlined some of her priority issues to address in the constituency, should she win.

"The three major ones that I want to focus on is a chronic water shortage that has been affecting us, the road conditions and the neglect of the town itself," stated Davis, who pointed to the aesthetics of the town, traffic congestion and the need for drainage improvement.

Davis is running against outgoing MP Ian Hayles of the People's National Party (PNP).

Hayles had won the seat in the 2016 general election by 1,471 votes. He had obtained 6,829 votes in comparison to his then opponent from the JLP, Brian Wallace, who had obtained 5,358 votes.

The PNP has won the seat 10 times in comparison to eight for the JLP since 1944.

Horace Hines

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