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MPs to decide on Holness' fate today

Published:Friday | March 27, 2015 | 3:42 AM
In this file photo Opposition Leader Andrew Holness makes his way to Parliament.

Members of the parliamentary opposition are to meet today to decide on the fate of Andrew Holness following his loss in the Appeals Court earlier this week.

The meeting was called by Leader of Opposition Business in the House, Derick Smith, who says he will pledge his support for Holness.

The Court of Appeal threw out an appeal by Holness in the Senate seat saga and made it abundantly clear that Senators Arthur Williams and Dr Christopher Tufton did not resign in 2013 and must retake their positions in the Senate.

Minutes after the ruling Wednesday, Delroy Chuck resigned from the Shadow Cabinet and urged Holness to do the same.

The party was thrown into turmoil last month when the Constitutional Court ruled that Holness acted unconstitutionally when he used undated, unsigned resignation letters to oust Tufton and Williams from the Senate.

There were reports that the party was divided on what was to become of the Opposition Leader.

Several heated meetings were held within the party to determine his fate.

Meanwhile, Senators Williams and Tufton are expected to retake their seats in the Upper House this morning.