JLP brings back Tufton
Dr Christopher Tufton, widely believed to have been sidelined after Andrew Holness' 2013 Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leadership victory, has returned to an ‘active role’ in the party.
General Secretary Dr Horace Chang, announced Tufton's return in a statement that also disclosed that the party’s Central Executive was returned unopposed following a meeting on Sunday.
Chang says "resulting from several internal election activities was the return of Dr Tufton to an active role in the party."
He explained that this occurred as a result of Tufton being included among 10 members elected to Central Executive from the general membership of the JLP.
Tufton supported Audley Shaw in the bitter leadership race last November, and was dumped from the Senate, along with Arthur Williams, by Holness after the party leader repelled Shaw's challenge.
The former deputy leader, in announcing his return to politics last month, said he felt it was important to take a ‘sabbatical’ as the controversy surrounding the election and the Senate issue was creating too much dislocation within the JLP.
Among those returned were JLP Chairman Senator Robert Montague, deputy chairman Aundre Franklyn and Chang.
Four Deputy General Secretary's were also returned: Audley Gordon, Dr Andrew Wheatley, Homer Davis and Richard Creary.
Treasurer Phillip Henriques and deputy treasurer Leslie Campbell were also elected unopposed.
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