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Mavis Bank recount decision tomorrow

Published:Monday | April 16, 2012 | 5:26 PM

Barbara Gayle, Staff Reporter

The magistrate hearing the application for the recount of votes cast in the Mavis Bank Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Corporation is to rule tomorrow if the matter will proceed.

Lawyers for the Jamaica Labour Party candidate Alvin Francis today made submissions objecting to the motion for a magisterial recount.

The motion was filed by People's National Party candidate Esther Warner-Dixon.

The lawyers for Francis argued today that the motion should be thrown out because it was not filed within the time stipulated by law.

However, attorneys for the PNP’s candidate rejected the arguments and insisted that the matter should go ahead.

Warner-Dixon lost the seat by six votes following the counting of ballots from the March 26 local government elections.

Francis polled 1,132 votes while Warner -Dixon polled 1,126.