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Former MP Marjorie Taylor dies

Published:Sunday | October 15, 2017 | 3:30 PM
Marjorie Taylor

Marjorie Taylor, the former member of parliament and junior government minister, has died.

In a statement, the People's National Party (PNP), said Taylor died yesterday afternoon “after battling illness for some time".

PNP President Dr Peter Phillips said Taylor remained loyal to her country and party to the end.

“Marjorie Taylor gave outstanding service to her community and party. She was passionate about the upliftment of the Jamaican people and throughout her life, defended the rights of children,” Phillips said in a statement.

For several years, Taylor served as special assistant to former Prime Minister Michael Manley and councillor for the Norman Gardens division of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation, as it was known then.

After Manley’s retirement from politics in 1992, Taylor took over his East Kingston and Port Royal constituency and was later elected member of parliament.

She also served as state minister in the ministry of local government and a senator.