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PNP clarifies Gordon Webley's position

Published:Thursday | July 9, 2015 | 9:49 AM

The People’s National Party (PNP) has sought to end speculation that Joan Gordon Webley is to represent it in the next general elections.

Yesterday the party confirmed that it had received and approved an application for membership to the party by Gordon Webley, who is a former member of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

The PNP says her membership was approved on Monday at its executive committee meeting.

However, it says Joan Gordon Webley is not a candidate, nor an applicant to be a candidate, for any constituency for the PNP.

The party also explains that its candidate application process formally closed on June 30 and the names of applicants for all 63 constituencies were disclosed to the Executive Committee on Monday.

Gordon Webley had represented the JLP in the 2011 general elections in East Rural St Andrew, which she lost to Damion Crawford.

Gordon Webley’s membership in the JLP had become shaky following her support of Audley Shaw in the 2013 leadership challenge to JLP leader, Andrew Holness.