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0 | 2014-07-22 23:13:00

Floyd Green, President of Generation 2000 (G2K), the young professional arm of the Jamaica Labour Party, has been elected by delegates to be the JLP’s standard bearer for the constituency of South West, St. Elizabeth in the next general elections.

The 32-year-old Attorney-at-law and past student of Munro College secured the post after a convincing victory in the Constituency’s internal elections, held Sunday at the Newell High School. Mr. Green won with 125 votes of the 214 votes polled, ahead of his competitors, local business man Rexington White 21 votes, JLP Councillor Caretaker for the Black River Division , Dr. Adeyni Bamidele 22 votes, and businessman and former caretaker for East Kingston Peter Sangster 46 votes. Green now fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Dr. Christopher Tufton in January, 2014.

Known as a weather-vane seat, the constituency of South West St. Elizabeth has always been won by the political party which forms the Government. The PNP’s Hugh Buchanan wrested the seat from incumbent Dr. Christopher Tufton by 13 votes in the 2011 General Election.

In responding to the results on Sunday, Green indicated that he was humbled by the immense support of the delegates and the faith and confidence that they placed in him. “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to serve the people of South West and I will do my best to provide with the highest levels of representation, they deserve nothing less” said Green. 

Green indicated that his first priority was to mobilize the party base to ensure that they are in a state of readiness for the upcoming election cycle. “I also plan to walk the length and breadth of the constituency, meeting with all residents, exploring their most pressing needs and reaching out especially to the young persons and impressing upon them the need to play an active role in deciding the future of their country” continued Green.

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