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JLP to hold strategy meeting on Sunday

Published:Tuesday | January 5, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Horace Chang

The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) has planned a high-profile meeting for Sunday involving all candidates as it prepares for a general election.

"The election campaign could be very short or long, although a year is not really a long time," JLP general secretary Dr Horace Chang told The Gleaner yesterday.

A general election is constitutionally due by December and may be extended for a further three months. Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller hit the brakes on a possible election late last year. She has, however, said that her party intends to "do the reaping early in the New Year".

Chang said that Sunday's meeting, which will be held at the Jamaica Conference Centre, will be used to further strategise for the upcoming polls.

"The entire leadership of the party will be there and geared up for any eventuality."

With the expected polls failing to materialise late last year, the JLP closed the 2015 chapter of its campaign with the presentation of its slate of candidates and a gospel concert in Old Harbour in South West St Catherine last December.




Chang said that the intention is to keep the momentum going after ending the year on a high note.

"We expect to get back on track as soon as possible. We are positive and united," Chang said.

He said that the JLP is confident that the undecided voters are beginning to view the JLP as a positive alternative.

"We are comfortable that they are making up their minds in favour of the JLP," Chang said.