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PNP candidates in SW St Andrew race sign code of conduct

Published:Thursday | July 27, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Angela Brown Burke (left) and Audrey Smith-Facey hugging at the People's National Party's (PNP) press conference and code of conduct signing at the PNP headquarters yesterday. In the background is Julian Robinson, PNP general secretary.

The two candidates seeking to be the People's National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in the St Andrew South West constituency have pledged to, among other things, uphold the constitution of the party, as well as its principles and objectives, as they prepare to do battle in a special delegates' conference on Sunday.

Audrey Smith-Facey, councillor for the Payne Land Division in St Andrew South West, and Angella Brown Burke, a PNP vice-president and councillor for the Norman Gardens division in east Kingston, signed a code of conduct yesterday at the party's headquarters on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.

At Sunday's delegates' conference, to be held at the Caribbean Palm's Community Centre, 1,927 delegates will be eligible to vote.

Each candidate will be allowed observers at each stage of the process - from the initial screening to the voting, followed by the counting of the ballots.

 

Results by 6 p.m.

 

The delegates will cast their ballots between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and a winner is expected to be declared by 6 p.m.

Director of elections for Sunday delegates' conference, Julian Robinson, who is the general secretary of the party, told journalists that each voter will have to present proper identification in the form of a passport, voter's ID or a driver's licence before being allowed to vote.

The St Andrew South West seat became vacant after former Member of Parliament Portia Simpson Miller resigned on June 29.