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The record for the most votes received in a general election by any political party.

The year was 1980, when the Jamaica Labour Party won 51 of the 60 seats in the House of Representatives. The People’s National Party (PNP) won nine seats and got a total of 350,064 votes. The closest any party has come to that record was 473,754 in 1989, when the PNP won 45 of the 60 seats in the House.