VIDEO: Holness endorsed by JLP Parliamentary group

BY INGRID BROWN senios staff reporter

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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ANDREW Holness was this morning given the backing of the Jamaica Labour Party's parliamentary group to be the next leader of the ruling party and subsequently Prime Minister. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston this morning.

Holness' rise to the top of the ruling party comes after Prime Minister Bruce Golding's recent announcement of his plan to resign as party leader and Prime Minister.

The party also announced that the support for Holness was at the Parliamentary level and that nominations were not closed.

Party Chairman Mike Henry, who signalled his intent to run for the post of party leader, was not present at the press conference.

All four main contenders, Audley Shaw, Christopher Tufton, Ken Baugh and Robert Montague, publicly declared their support and that of their constituents for Holness.

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