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Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AMAndre' Williams
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News of outspoken East Rural St Andrew Member of Parliament, Damion Crawford's loss bid to represent the constituency for the people's National Party (PNP) in the next general election sent social media in frenzy.

Former constituency chairman, businessman, Peter Blake, yesterday defeated Crawford, a Junior Tourism and Entertainment minister.

Blake tallied 218 votes while Crawford secured 166 votes in the selection exercise at the PNP's headquarters in St Andrew.

Reports are that since being elected in 2011, much of Crawford's instituted programs, such as his focus on education of children, have been met with staunch resistance from some constituents.

In defeat, Crawford used his twitter account to state his position with the PNP saying, "I have all confidence in Julian Robinson and I accept the results of the election. I am a pnp b4 I was a candidate and I support pnp 100%"

Other Social Media users reacted to his loss saying:

"Education cyaa eat!" Said the constituents of East Rural some time ago. Education and curry gravy nuh eat good.

You deserve to be in parliament @DamionCrawford ... Signed #alabourite

Like seriously ..Crazy lose ...wah hope and education ago..

@DamionCrawford they don't support what you support though. How dare you go to East Rural to uplift these ppl. You want to change the game!

Now... @JamaicaPNP find a nice, decent (aka rural) seat for Damion and stop the crap. He is needed in parliament. Town ppl too licky licky

Priority has always been an issue in that const. Do you want to win or do you want change. Crawford chose the latter - people chose Blake.