Raymond Pryce says local gov't loss expected
Former Deputy General Secretary of the Peoples National Party Raymond Pryce said the party should not be surprised that it lost most of the municipal corporations to the JLP.
With the final count for Monday's local government polls still underway, the JLP has so far swept eight municipal corporations including the KSAC while the PNP managed to retain five.
Pryce told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that the PNP's loss of the February 25 general election showed the divisions in which the party had lost strength.
Pryce who resigned from his position as the PNP's Deputy General Secretary in January, said he campaigned in the North Western St Catherine constituency in the weeks leading up to Monday's local government polls.
He says his work contributed to the PNP's recovery of two divisions in that constituency.
Pryce who was the PNP's Member of Parliament for North East St Elizabeth, was replaced by Evon Redman as the party's candidate for the February 25 polls.
The following March, Pryce did not seek re-election as the chairman of the PNP's young professional arm Patriots and later used social media to announce that he was taking a sabbatical from politics.