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Spanish Town mayor wants to replace Daley as constituency chairman

Published:Tuesday | May 12, 2020 | 12:00 AM
Daley, a two-term MP, is now a senior member of the PNP and is the spokesperson on youth, gender, entertainment and sports.

The hierarchy of the People’s National Party (PNP) has intervened in a growing rift in St Catherine Eastern between member of parliament Denise Daley and Spanish Town mayor Norman Scott.

Scott, who is also the councillor for the Greendale division in the constituency, wants to replace Daley as the constituency chairman.

It is understood that Daley has been losing the confidence of her constituents.

Party General Secretary Julian Robinson told The Gleaner from parliament that the PNP is working to resolve the issues.

It is understood that the party leadership will meet with factions in the constituency on Wednesday.

A senior PNP official who asked not to be named expressed surprise at the latest fallout.

“I am shocked at it, to tell the truth, but I am must say that in politics, people find new allies and friends,” the official said.

Daley, a two-term MP, is now a senior member of the PNP and is the spokesperson on youth, gender, entertainment and sports.


IN PHOTO: Spanish Town Mayor Norman Scott

Scott and Daley could not be reached for a comment.

An unexpected change in the leadership of another St Catherine constituency would be significant for the PNP.

Only last month, political newcomer Dr Winston De La Haye resigned as the party’s caretaker for St Catherine East Central claiming his life was threatened.

However, he did not give any details.

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