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PNP's Derrick Kellier declared St James Southern magisterial recount winner

Published:Saturday | March 12, 2016 | 3:16 PM
Following four days of counting, Kellier amassed 6,‎269 votes to the 6,216 received by the JLP's Homer Davis.

The People's National Party (PNP's) Derrick Kellier has been declared the winner of the St James Southern magisterial recount by a 53-vote majority.

Following four days of counting, Kellier amassed 6,‎269 votes to the 6,216 received by the Jamaica Labour Party's (JLP) Homer Davis.

While the recount was underway, lawyers representing Davis were enroute to the Supreme Court to seek an injunction to block the continuation of the count.

The JLP candidate is contending that several ballots from one polling division should not have been accepted by the resident magistrate because they did not bear the signature of the presiding officer or the date of the poll.

Hugh Wildman, the attorney for Davis made this submission to Resident Magistrate Ann-Marie Granger.

However, she dismissed it.

Wildman then made the application in the Supreme court to have the recount halted.