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St Andrew candidates implored to uphold political code at signing

Published:Friday | October 13, 2017 | 1:08 PMRyon Jones
PNP candidate Angela Brown Burke (left) signs the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political Ombudsman’s Duke Street office as JLP candidate Victor Hyde looks on. – Norman Grindley Photos
PNP candidate Mark Golding (left) and JLP candidate Dane Dennis signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political Ombudsman’s Duke Street office.
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The four candidates contesting the two St Andrew seats in the October 30 by-elections this morning affirmed their commitment to good governance and to fair campaigning by signing the Agreement and Declaration on Political Conduct at the Political Ombudsman’s Duke Street office.

The People's National Party's (PNP) Mark Golding signed along with his campaign manager, Peter Thelwell, while his challenger for the St Andrew Southern seat, the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) Dane Dennis, and his campaign manager, Winston Ennis, affixed their signatures.

The PNP’s candidate for the St Andrew South Western seat, Angela Brown Burke, who was 30 minutes late, was joined by her campaign manager, Seya Wilson, in signing. Brown Burke will be going up against Victor Hyde, whose campaign is being managed by Sana Simmons.

Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown implored the four candidates “to live up to the letter and spirit of this code, enjoy your campaigns and please make your families, your constituency, Jamaica and political parties proud”, and offered her assistance “where problems arise”.

PNP’s General Secretary Julian Robinson, and deputy mayor for Kingston and St Andrew, Winston Ennis, of the JLP, pledged their parties’ commitment to upholding the political code of conduct.

The JLP's Dr Norman Dunn and the PNP's Dr Shane Alexis, who are vying to represent the St Mary South East constituency, are slated to sign the code at the St Theresa's Catholic Church, Main Street, Annotto Bay, at 2 p.m. today.