Late MP George Lyn hailed as a 'man of the people'

Late MP George Lyn hailed as a 'man of the people'

Friday, July 19, 2013

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GEORGE Lyn, who served two terms in the House of Representatives as Member of Parliament (MP) for North Central Clarendon between 1993 and 2002, has died.

A release from the People's National Party (PNP) said that Lyn died in the May Pen hospital at 4:00 am Wednesday after a long illness. His wife of many years, Lena Lyn, was by his side. He was 81.

The release said that Lyn suffered a stroke some four years ago and had a heart attack about two weeks ago and had been hospitalised since.

He won the North Central Clarendon seat in 1993, defeating the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Bindley Sangster. In 1997 he won again, this time defeating the veteran politician, Pearnel Charles. However, Charles turned the tables on him in 2002, sending him into political retirement.

"Mr Lyn was very well loved by the constituents of North Central, as a man of the people who often solved their problem using his personal resources, including his heavy duty equipment, as he was a contractor," said current PNP caretaker for the constituency, Colin Campbell.

Lyn was recently honoured by the PNP as one of its parliamentarians who had served during the 75 years of the party's existence.

Campbell said that the constituency executive was saddened by his passing and extends to his wife and children its deepest condolences and assures them of its prayers and support.

"The executive also commits to party members and supporters in the constituency that it will find appropriate ways to perpetuate the memory of this great Jamaican," Campbell added.

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