JAMAICA | George Wright should resign as a Member of Parliament, says PNP
KINGSTON, Jamaica June 5, 2021 - George Wright should resign as a Member of Parliament. This is the word from the Opposition PNP in response to a JLP media release that George Wright had resigned from that party.
In a statement last night, the Peoples National Party said “George Wright’s resignation from the Jamaica Labour Party comes across as political gamesmanship, since the JLP’s press release specifically extols his “continuing belief in the policies and programmes of the government and the Party”.
The PNP said “the announcement by the JLP really takes the country nowhere. They already told Jamaica weeks ago that George Wright was no longer a part of their caucus in Parliament.”
According to the PNP, “his resignation from the JLP is an internal party matter. The constitutional reality is that George Wright remains a Member of Parliament. Indeed, his two month’s paid leave of absence will shortly come to an end, at which time he will be expected to resume his seat in the House of Representatives.”
The situation smacks of impunity, and will be a continuing embarrassment to the nation’s Parliament and the people of Jamaica, the PNP statement said.
Last evening, the JLP announced that “Mr. George Wright, Member of Parliament for Westmoreland Central has submitted a letter of resignation to JLP General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang, terminating his membership in the Jamaica Labour Party.”
The JLP statement went on to say that “the Jamaica Labour Party, (JLP) has accepted Mr. Wright's resignation and notes his stated intention to address matters in the public domain, and his continued belief in the policies and programmes of the government and Party.”