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#NominationDay: South West St Andrew ... JLP dreaming if they think they can take SW St Andrew – Brown Burke

Published:Monday | October 9, 2017 | 1:17 PMSyranno Baines
Angela Brown Burke – File Photo

The People's National Party (PNP) candidate for South West St Andrew, Angela Brown Burke has scoffed at claims that the Jamaica Labour Party can create an upset in the PNP stronghold, describing the notion as "far from reality".

On Saturday, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) chairman Robert Montague told supporters in Gibbs Hill, St Mary that he got word of a PNP squabble in the constituency and the JLP would be going for the seat which it is confident that it can win.

But Brown Burke is not concerned.

"There are many who dream, then there are those who have nightmares. We're just working with the reality and the reality we know is far from what he's describing," said Brown Burke after being nominated at the Electoral Office of Jamaica along Spanish Town Road this morning.

Hundreds of Comrades clad in yellow and orange turned out at the Caribbean Palm Community Centre to show their support for Brown Burke spilling over onto Spanish Town Road and blocking traffic at one point.

Brown Burke is vying to replace former PNP president and Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller who resigned after serving the constituency for almost 40 years.

The JLP is slated to nominate Victor Hyde to contest the seat.