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Foster upstages McCurdy for PNP in Central St. James

Published:Thursday | October 1, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Attorney-at-law Ashley-Ann Foster has trounced fellow attorney Henry McCurdy to earn the right to represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in Central St James for the next general election.

Foster polled 252 votes to McCurdy's 185 in a run-off at the Farm Heights Community Centre, in St James today.

Some 708 delegates were eligible to vote.

"I believe we ran a very good campaign and based on the way things were going,  we were quite confident that at the end of the day, we would have ended up with a positive result,”  said Foster, a one-time member of Generation 2000, the youth arm of the Jamaica Labour Party.

The strong rivalry that existed between both sides in the early hours somewhat subsided towards the end of the day.

Things had turned ugly at one stage in the morning as there was a fist-fight between Sylvan Reid, the councillor for the Salt Spring division; and party supporter Don Brownie.