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Montague remains JLP chairman

Published: Sunday December 1, 2013 | 5:32 pm Comments 0
File - Robert Montaque
File - Robert Montaque

Robert Montaque has retained his position as chairman of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

Montague staved off a challenge from Holness supporter, Derrick Smith, at today's JLP Central Executive meeting, which met at the party's Belmont Road, St Andrew headquarters to elect the top officers.

Montague was able to win in spite of sentiments within the party that he should give up the chairmanship to concentrate on reclaiming his former Western St Mary seat from Joylan Silvera of the People's National Party. Montaque lost the seat to Silvera in the 2011 general election.

Deputy chairman, Aundre Franklin, also overcame a challenge from Kamina Johnson-Smith to retain his post; while Dr Horace Chang was asaved by the Central Executive, which voted to keep him on as general secretary over Joan Gordon-Webley.

Audley Gordon, Homer Davis, Dr Andrew Wheatley and Richard Creary were voted to serve as the party's four deputy general secretaries.

Incumbents Karl Samuda and Lelsie Campbell were unopposed for the positions of treasurer and deputy treasurer.

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