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PNP confirms Imani Duncan Price as East Rural St Andrew candidate

Published:Thursday | November 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMDaraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter
Imani Duncan Price.

 Imani Duncan Price has been confirmed as the People’s National Party (PNP) candidate for East Rural St Andrew.

Duncan Price, a government senator, is the replacement for junior tourism minister Damion Crawford in the constituency which the PNP won by 259 votes in the 2011 general elections.

Crawford lost out to Peter Blake in an internal candidate selection, but Blake has been asked by the PNP to make way for Duncan Price.

Peter Blake

Peter Blake

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“Peter voluntary stepped back. We wanted a candidate who could unite all the support, including Comrade Damion Crawford’s supporters,” Paul Burke, the PNP General Secretary told The Gleaner.

“It is marginal constituency so we needed a candidate who could unify everyone. We want to win back all our constituencies that we have,” he added.

In the 2011 general elections, the PNP won 42 of the 63 seats in the House of Representatives, 15 of which were won by 1,000 votes or less, and seven of which were won by fewer than 300 votes.