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Kern blocked ... PNP will not consider Spencer as potential candidate for NE St Elizabeth

Published:Tuesday | September 15, 2015 | 9:29 PM
Spencer had told The Gleaner yesterday that he is considering a return to representational politics, a career path he abandoned after he was charged with corruption and money laundering

The People's National Party (PNP) has issued a statement saying it will not be considering Kern Spencer as a candidate for the next general elections.

Spencer had told The Gleaner yesterday that he is considering a return to representational politics, a career path he abandoned after he was charged with corruption and money laundering in 2008 but was subsequently cleared.

According to Spencer, he has already written to PNP General Secretary Paul Burke indicating "I am back" to do political work, having taken a year off.

READ: 'I am Back' - Kern Spencer ready to head back to NE St Elizabeth

In the statement, the PNP said it hopes that, despite the current challenges in North East St. Elizabeth individuals will disregard any previous claims that may have suggested that Spencer will become a candidate in the next general elections.