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Candidates for by-elections to sign political code of conduct

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Candidates for the upcoming by-elections in St Mary South Eastern, St Andrew Southern, and St Andrew South Western are expected to affirm their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct today.

This was announced yesterday by Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown.

The candidates contesting the two St Andrew constituencies are scheduled to sign the document at the offices of the Political Ombudsman, 85A Duke Street in Kingston at 8:30 a.m.

The People's National Party's (PNP) Mark Golding, who is being challenged by the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Dane Dennis, is seeking to retain the PNP stronghold of St Andrew South.

At the same time, the PNP's Angella Brown Burke will go up against the JLP's Victor Hyde for the St Andrew South West seat, which former PNP president Portia Simpson Miller held for nine terms.

In St Mary South East, where a bruising battle is under way for the seat that became vacant following the death of Dr Winston Green, the two contenders will sign the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the St Theresa's Catholic Church, Main Street, in Annotto Bay at 2 p.m.

The JLP's Dr Norman Dunn will, for the second time, attempt to secure a seat in Parliament when he challenges the PNP's Dr Shane Alexis in the October 30 by-elections.