JLP Takes East Portland By-Election

Jamaica News, Portland: What started out as a slow day at the polls in the East Portland Constituency, later ended up with thousands of party supporters, both from the Jamaica Labor Party and the People’s National Party, turning out to cast their votes in wet humid conditions.

Just under 20,000 supporters turned out to cast their votes, on Thursday, April 4, for the JLP Candidate Ann Marie Vaz, and the PNP Candidate Damion Crawford.

At length, the poles close in late afternoon to make way for the final count, with Vaz emerging victorious over Crawford.

Earlier in the day, the EOJ workers reported that voting across the Constituency of East Portland started off much slower than anticipated, due to constant heavy rainfall.

Areas such as Fairy Hill and its surroundings saw voters who had to be equipped with umbrellas, rolling out very slowly.

One outdoor agent told Mckoy’s News that so far what they are seen, is a clear indication that the voting margin will very low at the climax of Thursday afternoon.

Recently the death of PNP Member of Parliament, Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, resulted in a by-election between the Jamaica Labor Party representatives, Ann-Marie Vaz and the People’s National Party representative, Damion Crawford.

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