PNP introduces Crawford to Portland Eastern

Monday, March 04, 2019

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PORT ANTONIO, Portland — Damion Crawford, the Opposition People's National Party candidate in the Portland Eastern by-election that is set for March 25, was last night officially introduced to supporters at a rally in Port Antonio, Portland.

He will be going up against the Jamaica Labour Party's Ann-Marie Vaz to fill the vacancy created by the death of Dr Lynvale Bloomfield last month.

The sitting senator arrived to thunderous applause last night and was greeted by long-time aspirant for the seat, Andrea Moore, who has pledged to support him in the election.

Crawford was given a rod, no doubt reminiscent of when former Prime Minister Michael Manley received a rod that became known as the “rod of correction”.

Portland Eastern is considered a safe seat for the PNP, which has been winning the constituency for several years and which was last represented in Parliament by the JLP in 1980 when there was a massive swing against the PNP.

Up to press time yesterday, the mass meeting was still under way.

More in tomorrow's Jamaica Observer.

— Everard Owen

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