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#EastPortlandBattle | Crawford not fazed he has no vote in constituency

Published:Thursday | April 4, 2019 | 12:00 AM
People's National Party candidate Damion Crawford (left) being greeted by Opposition Senator KD Knight - Ian Allen photo

People’s National Party candidate Damion Crawford has downplayed the significance of not having a vote in Portland Eastern. 

Crawford’s challenger, the Jamaica Labour Party’s Ann-Marie Vaz has said, her having a vote in the constituency is demonstrable of her commitment to it. 

Today, she voted and posted a photo on social media with her inked finger. 

However, Crawford told The Gleaner that he hopes that the fact he is not a registered voter in the constituency will not affect the tonight’s by-election outcome.   

"I hope not because Andrew Holness can’t vote in his constituency. He lives in Beverly Hills, he doesn’t live in Waterhouse,"” Crawford said. 

Crawford continued: "If Ann-Marie Vaz’s reason for running in the constituency is because she lives in the constituency, then 36,000 people should be running."

Vaz said she has lived in the constituency for over 15 years and therefore know the needs of the constituency. 

However, according to Crawford, although he is not from the East Portland, he will be bringing his plan there. 

Crawford on a previous occasion told The Gleaner that while on the campaign trail, he discovered that he has family in the constituency.

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