PNP mourns former MP Wendell Stewart

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PNP mourns former MP Wendell Stewart

Sunday, November 10, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —The People's National Party (PNP) is, today, mourning the passing of former member of parliament for Trelawny North, Wendell “Bull Bull” Stewart, who died in his home this morning.

The PNP said Stewart was a true servant of the people who dedicated his life to advocating for social and political changes to improve the life experience for those he served as the member of parliament.

PNP president and leader of the opposition, Dr Peter Phillips conveyed his condolences to the family and relatives of the Stewart on behalf of the Leadership and the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party, the release said.

“We hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this period of bereavement,” Phillips expressed.

Stewart returned from the US in the late 1990s to represent the PNP in 1997 general elections. He succeeded in representing the constituency of Trelawny Northern as its parliamentary representative from 1997 to 2002, succeeding PNP veteran Desmond Leaky.

The PNP said Stewart's strong desire serve led him to volunteer as a candidate for the Duncan's Division in the 2016 Local Government Election. He was a member of the Falmouth Infant School Board, and founding member and President of one of Falmouth's original youth clubs, The Conquerors.

According to the PNP, the club, during its formative years, contributed significantly to the development of Falmouth through sports, welfare and the preservation of its Georgian Heritage.

The PNP said, Stewart was a believer in education and during his tenure as member of parliament, he founded the Wendell Stewart Basic School in New Cargen and contributed to the completion of the Granville Basic School.

He was an active member of the Friends of Trelawny Association, and up to the time of his passing, was integral in the 250th celebration of the township of Falmouth. “

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the People's National Party and the Constituency Executive of Trelawny Northern, I offer sincere condolences to his family and friends,” Phillips said.

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