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Shaw hits back at claims he snubbed JLP parliamentary group
2013-08-29 18:11:46 | (0 Comments)
Jovan Johnson, Gleaner Writer
Audley Shaw – File
Jamaica Labour Party deputy leader, Audley Shaw, is demanding an apology from South Central St Catherine MP, Dr Andrew Wheatley, for controversial comments made at a party meeting on Sunday.
During the meeting at which he declared his support for party leader, Andrew Holness, Wheatley questioned Shaw’s political credentials and called into question his performance as MP for North East Manchester.
Today, Wheatley also claimed that Shaw had snubbed the 21-member JLP parliamentary group by not formally informing them that he was considering mounting a challenge against Holness for the leadership of the JLP.
He said this raises questions about Shaw’s priorities for the party.
However, Shaw has hit back, arguing that he has no obligation to inform any JLP member of parliament, though he says he has been communicating with individual MPs.
He says he will not be meeting with Wheatley until he apologises for the controversial statements made at the party meeting.
On Saturday, Shaw wrote to party chairman Robert Montague, confirming his leadership ambitions and informing that he would consult with party delegates and workers before making a decision.
Meanwhile, Shaw is hailing as a success, yesterday’s first consultation in his constituency.
He is scheduled to meet with the other three constituencies in Manchester at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville on Sunday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.
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