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JAMAICA | PNP Councillor replaced, so she crossed the floor says Party

  • Written by Wiredja Newsdesk
  • Published in Politics
Featured Councillor Faith Sampson, Johns Hall Division, Manchester Council Councillor Faith Sampson, Johns Hall Division, Manchester Council
KINGSTON, JAMAICA: July 9, 2020: The People’s National Party (PNP) says it was its decision on Monday, July 6, 2020 to inform Councillor Faith Sampson that she would be replaced as the Party’s candidate for the John’s Hall Division in Manchester North West, which has led to her decision today to change party affiliation.

In a statement, the Party said the three-term councillor had been declining in support and favourability, and a recent internal assessment confirmed that her candidacy would present a challenge for the upcoming local government election, due in November. The Party said it met with Councillor Sampson on Monday, July 6, 2020 and the divisional executive on Tuesday, when she resigned from the Party.

The PNP said it was, therefore, not surprised that this morning she wrote to the Mayor of Mandeville, Councillor Donovan Mitchell, indicating her change of affiliation to the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

The PNP thanks Councillor Sampson for her years of service to the Party and people of the John’s Hall Division, and wishes her well in her endeavours. The PNP said it is forced to listen to the voice of the people who have expressed their concerns about Councillor Sampson’s ability to champion the seat on behalf of the Party.

The Party said it would immediately proceed with a selection process to select a new councillor candidate who can offer leadership and direction to the Division as demanded by the people of the constituency.

Sampson crossed the floor of the Manchester Municipal Corporation on Thursday to join the minority Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

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