Issues surrounding Central St James Member of Parliament (MP) Lloyd B. Smith and some of his constituents have been resolved, according to People's National Party (PNP) General Secretary Peter Bunting.
There had been speculation that all was not well in the constituency following Smith's absence from the PNP's annual conference last week and suggestions that he had had a falling-out with some constituents.
But yesterday, following the PNP National Executive Council meeting in Runaway Bay, St Ann, Bunting claimed the matter had been put to rest.
"I had a meeting, as general secretary, accompanied by Dr (D.K.) Duncan, the regional chairman, and Comrade (Derrick) Kellier. We had breakfast with the constituency executive of Central St James and I believe any outstanding issues have now been resolved and I expect that constituency executive will function smoothly going forward," said Bunting in responding to questions from reporters.
Smith was elected MP for the newly created Central St James constituency at the last general election in December 2011.
During last week's annual conference, constituents openly complained that Smith had failed to spend funds on specific activities related to the constituency and suggested he was no longer wanted as their representative.