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Salt Spring magisterial recount rescheduled to December 12

Published:Monday | December 5, 2016 | 12:13 PM

The anticipated magisterial recount for St James's Salt Spring division, following last week's local government elections, has been rescheduled to December 12, as the People's National Party's candidate Sylvan Reid was not served with a summons for today's recount.

The Gleaner understands that Reid, who faced off against the Jamaica Labour Party's Gregory Harris for the division, in the just-concluded elections, had not been served with the summons to attend today's scheduled recount, which was to take place at the St James Parish Court in Cambridge.

Attorney-at-law Martyn Thomas, who is slated to represent Reid on the next date, said that the recount was also stalled because Reid was not represented by legal counsel today.

During the local government elections, Reid's vote tally came to 1,046, over Harris's 1,040, which led to the application for the recount.