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BET ON BOBBY! - JLP strongman poised to retake St Mary Western

Published:Sunday | February 21, 2016 | 2:00 AMArthur Hall
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After a surprise 227-vote defeat in St Mary Western in 2011, the Jamaica Labour Party's Robert 'Bobby', Montague seems set to return to the House of Representatives after the votes are counted on February 25.

Montague, a then minister in the Andrew Holness administration, had gone into the 2011 general election defending a healthy 776 votes winning margin from 2007 and was the odds-on favourite to beat the political newcomer, the People's National Party's Jolyan Silvera.

But Silvera destroyed the form book as he secured 1,438 more votes than Delano Franklyn did in the constituency for the PNP in 2007, while Montague increased his numbers by only 444 votes.

READ: The full story and see complete findings of  The Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson Poll at www.jamaica-elections.com