South East St Mary MP Dr Winston Green has died
The St Mary South East MP Dr Winston Green has died.
Green, a long time member of the People's National Party died at hospital this morning, shortly after collapsing at home.
He was a dental surgeon.
He was elected for a second term in February last year after winning his seat by five votes in a magisterial recount.
This changed the balance of power to 32 seats for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and 31 for the PNP.
Following the preliminary count the JLP's Norman Dunn had been declared the winner of the St Mary South East seat after polling 7,311 to Green's 7,184.
Opposition MP Fitz Jackson said he is deeply saddened by the news.
"He was a personal friend for many years before he entered representational politics. He was a very warm and pleasant person," Jackson said.
Harry Douglas, a former St Mary South East MP was shocked by the news of the death.
Speaking on Independent Talk on Power 106FM, Douglas described Green as a family man.
He said the MP was very devoted and dedicated his Saturdays to GSAT students in his constituency.
"He will be sadly missed," Douglas said of Green, the father of two children.