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#NominationDay: Hyde planning to reclaim South West St Andrew for the JLP

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 3:10 PMSyranno Baines
Victor Hyde (centre) arrives at the nomination centre for South West St Andrew. – Ricardo Makyn Photo

Victor Hyde, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) candidate for South West St Andrew has declared that it is high time for the party to reclaim the seat it has not held since 1989 and curb the social ills affecting its communities.

JLP chairman Robert Montague last weekend declared that the party can reclaim the constituency which it won consistently until it first lost it in 1976 and that was a theme underscored by Hyde this afternoon when he was nominated to contest the October 30 by-election.

 “This constituency was the strongest Jamaica Labour Party constituency years ago and now is the time for it to come back home. Walking through the constituency, it is heart rending to see the sufferation, unemployment level, high crime rate and homelessness. So, I’m here to work with the people,” said Hyde.

“This election is not about promises, it’s a mission,” declared Hyde who is making his third attempt to win the seat.

He said he plans to use sports as a medium for social re-engineering in the constituency.

“We’re organising a massive sporting event for the three divisions. It’ll be the first of its kind and will feature 12 events from track field, football to domino and others. As the crime in here is too high, so we have to socialise persons to together to get it down,” said Hyde who will challenge the People’s National Party (PNP) Angela Brown Burke at the polls.


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