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Online petition launched for suspension of Warmington

Published:Thursday | January 21, 2016 | 1:30 PM
Warmington ... has been under fire since he called Lisa Hanna a jezebel.

Two People's National Party (PNP) groups have started an online petition for the suspension of Opposition parliamentarian Everald Warmington for calling government MP Lisa Hanna a jezebel on Tuesday. 

A jezebel is interpreted to be a wicked and conniving woman. 

The PNP's Youth Organisation and the PNP Women's Movement have started the petition. 

The petition to House Speaker Michael Peart, calls for Warmington to be "named", removed from the house and suspended from Parliamentary sittings for one week for what they call his disorderly conduct. 

They say the petition will be delivered to the House of Parliament on Monday. 

It aims to attract over 10,000 signatures over three days.

Warmington withdrew the comment after government members raised concerns in the House of Representatives. 

The PNP has also called for his suspension from the Lower House. 

The Jamaica Labour Party says it will first review the matter before commenting.