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Mike Henry says no to renaming Denbigh High in his honour

Published:Thursday | June 30, 2016 | 6:09 PM
Henry ... there is the danger of the issue being politicised and students attending the Denbigh High School may be negatively impacted by the continuation of the debate in the media.

The Central Clarendon MP Mike Henry has rejected a proposal for the Denbigh High School to be named after him.

Henry, who is also the transport and mining minister says the name change proposal has created much controversy.

But he says he is not aware how it originated.

According to Henry, while he supports the right of all to express their ideas and voices, he cannot support the continuation of discussions of an issue when the matter has certain undertones.

He says he finds some aspects of the debate very unpleasant.

According to Henry, there is the danger of the issue being politicised and students attending the Denbigh High School may be negatively impacted by the continuation of the debate in the media.

Henry, says he hopes his rejection of the proposal will put the matter to rest.

At the same time the MP says any part he has played in the development of Denbigh High School must be seen as the duty and vision of any political representative.

READ: Petition started to bar renaming of Denbigh High

This week the Denbigh Past Students' Association weighed in on the controversy launching a petition against the proposed name change.