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Lennox Lewis' wife among PNP contenders for Duncan's seat

Published:Wednesday | September 9, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Violet Lewis, the wife of former world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, is being considered by the People’s National Party (PNP) as a replacement for Dr D.K. Duncan as its candidate in Eastern Hanover.

Duncan recently resigned as chairman for Eastern Hanover.

Yesterday, well-placed PNP sources said Lewis, Leonard Green, and Gary Whitaker are being considered as candidates for his seat.

A former general secretary of the PNP, Duncan served as East Central St Andrew MP from 1976 to 1983.

He moved to Eastern Hanover ahead of the 2007 general election, which he won by 10 votes following a magisterial recount.

Duncan defeated the Jamaica Labour Party’s Paula Kerr Jarrett in the 2011 general election by a margin of 264 votes.

Kerr Jarrett has since resigned, making way for Dave Brown to represent the JLP.

Attempts to reach the veteran politician yesterday to find out if he was about to quit representational politics proved unsuccessful.