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PNP to intensify plans to fill Roger Clarke's vacancy in Westmoreland

Published:Monday | September 15, 2014 | 9:37 AM

The People’s National Party (PNP) says it will now intensify plans to select a candidate for the expected by-election in Central Westmoreland to fill the vacancy left by the late Roger Clarke.



Clarke, who was also Agriculture Minister, was Member of Parliament for the constituency up to his death on August 28 at age 74.



He was buried on Saturday.



PNP, deputy general secretary, Julian Robinson last night said with the funeral now gone, the governing party will now ramp up efforts to prepare for the by-election.



Meanwhile, in the aftermath of his death the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) indicated that it was prepared for the by-election.



JLP General Secretary, Dr Horace Chang, said the party already has a caretaker for Central Westmoreland, financial consultant Fae Jacobs.



Chang said Jacobs has been working in the constituency and the party is confident that she will successful in winning the seat.



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