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JLP postpones annual conference to focus on local government elections

Published:Tuesday | November 15, 2016 | 11:19 AM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness, leader of the Jamaica Labour Party, is greeted by supporters during a meeting of the Area Council One in Kingston.

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has pushed back its annual conference slated for this year to February 26, 2017.

JLP General Secretary Dr Horace Chang says the party wants to focus 100 per cent on the November 28 Local Government Elections.
"We have all our candidates in place and we are supremely confident that our candidates will be successful," he said.

Chang said the JLP has demonstrated in government that it cares for the people of Jamaica; their families and their communities.

IN PHOTO: Horace Chang

"In just eight months we have done very well and are confident that the people of Jamaica will extend their support to our local government prosperity partnership,” he said.

He said a JLP local government election win would complete the transformation of government and governance of the country.

"We have all heard and seen the corruption at the parish councils over the years and their failure to deliver on their responsibilities. The JLP  is ready to move the local government system to a more accountable and responsive position," he said.