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'I will be watching you', Portia warns Angela

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM
Former St Andrew South West MP Portia Simpson Miller with Angela Brown Burke in the constituency during the selection exercise yesterday.

Former member of parliament for South West St Andrew Portia Simpson Miller, has warned Angela Brown Burke, who is looking to succeed her in the constituency, that she will have a serious task in serving the people.

Brown Burke, who is an outsider, was selected as the party’s representative for the constituency in a selection conference yesterday.

The senator and PNP vice president gained 595 votes to Audrey Smith Facey’s 502.

Following the selection exercise, Simpson Miller bid farewell to the constituency, but she warned Brown Burke that she would be keeping a close eye on the constituency.


Former Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller

Simpson Miller also admonished Brown Burke to continue the education programmes she started in the constituency.


Former Prime Minister, Portia Simpson Miller

Earlier, Brown Burke, whose campaign message was‘Portia’s Choice, the People’s Choice’, admitted that her chances would have been “extremely difficult” without Simpson Miller's support.


New PNP caretaker for South West St Andrew, Angela Brown Burke

Brown Burke is councillor for the Norman Gardens Division in the Kingston Eastern and Port Royal constituency represented by Phillip Paulwell and Smith Facey the councillor for the Payne Land Division in St Andrew South West.

Brown Burke is expected to announce her resignation as a senator and councillor after Prime Minister Andrew Holness announces the date for a by-election.