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Bellwether seat trending GREEN - JLP seems set to take St Elizabeth South West

Published:Monday | February 22, 2016 | 12:00 AMArthur Hall

Former Member of Parliament, the People's National Party's (PNP) Hugh Buchanan, seems set to be sent packing when the votes are counted in St Elizabeth South West come Thursday.

The latest Gleaner-commissioned Bill Johnson poll has signalled that Buchanan has a mountain to climb if he is to retain the bellwether seat - a constituency that leads to, or indicates, a trend - in the February 25 general election.

The Johnson poll, conducted on February 19 and 20, with 483 respondents and a sampling error of plus or minus five per cent, shows that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) candidate, Floyd Green, is on target to trounce Buchanan, who won the seat by a mere 12 votes in 2011.

Read the full story and see complete poll findings at www.jamaicaelections.com