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PNP to stick by rigid work programme to restore popularity

Published:Monday | October 27, 2014 | 9:08 AM

The People’s National Party has indicated that it will be sticking to a rigid political work programme to restore its popularity among electors.

This follows the results of the latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll which shows the PNP administration trailing Jamaica Labour Party.

Yesterday, the PNP held its first Regional Executive Committee Meetings since the release of the poll results.

Deputy general secretary, Raymond Pryce says in Region Five for example, the findings were a key topic for discussion.

He says the party believes that if it is able to attain 60 per cent of the work programme, then it will be in good stead to win the Local Government elections due next year and the general elections, due by December 2016.

In his analysis, Pollster, Bill Johnson argued that people appeared disaffected, as they feel detached and even turned off by the issue of corruption in governance.

He also found that the tough austerity programme being implemented by the government impacted the political fortunes of the PNP.

Pryce says yesterday’s Region Five Executive Committee meeting heard that the struggle may be long, but should not be forever.


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