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#JaVotes2016: Holness to unveil poll results showing JLP swing, says 10-point plan a PNP nightmare

Published:Tuesday | February 9, 2016 | 4:13 PM
Holness ... the PNP has been having nightmares since he announced the JLP’s 10-point plan it would implement if it wins the next general elections.

Debbie-Ann Wright, Editor - Radio

Jamaica Labour Party, Andrew Holness, says the party’s internal polls have shown a swing in voter support for the party despite recent polls showing it slightly behind the ruling People’s National Party (PNP).

Speaking in with reporters in his West Central St Andrew constituency, Holness said the JLP will soon be releasing some of the results from its polls:

 

JLP leader, Andrew Holness

He was speaking just after he was nominated as the JLP’s candidate for the constituency at the Waltham Educational Centre, this afternoon.

In the meantime, Holness says the PNP has been having nightmares since he announced the JLP’s 10-point plan it would implement if it wins the next general elections.

He says that plan was also informed by the party’s internal polls.

According to Holness, when the party on Thursday releases details of the plan to relieve people making $1.5 million or less of their tax obligations, one of its chief critics, Finance Minister, Dr. Peter Phillips will be embarrassed:

 

JLP leader, Andrew Holness

Phillips has described the income tax plan by the JLP as inequitable, unworkable, extraordinarily complex and retrograde.

Phillips says the proposal would see a worker who earns just over $1.5 million having a tax liability of $225,000 more than the worker who earns $1.5 million.

He says the move would introduce untimely distortions and inequities in the tax payment arrangements.