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JLP standing committee to evaluate constitutional discrepancies in voting issue tonight
2013-09-09 17:12:22 | (0 Comments)
The Standing Committee of the opposition Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is to decide today how it will handle constitutional discrepancies which could see a vast majority of delegates being barred from voting at the party’s annual conference in November.
It has come to light that 25 of the 63 constituencies across the island missed the deadline to register delegates.
This would see about 2,000 of the 5,000 delegates being barred from voting.
The Legal and Constitutional Committee has deliberated on the matter and has put forward recommendations which are expected to be evaluated at tonight’s Standing Committee meeting.
A member of the Legal and Constitutional Committee, Kamina Johnson Smith, who is also an Attorney-at-Law, had argued that there is no legal basis for barring the delegates from voting.
Member of Parliament for North East Manchester and JLP deputy leader Audley Shaw is to announce this week if he will mount a challenge against party leader Andrew Holness.
Shaw and Holness have been meeting with delegates over the last few weeks ahead of the possible challenge.
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