Attorney-at-law Tamika Davis has been elected as the Jamaica Labour Party, JLP’s caretaker for Hanover Western.
The party held a potential candidate election consultation at Rusea’s High School in Hanover on September 29.
However, JLP General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang, directed that there be a runoff between the top two candidates, because of the closeness of the result.
Of the four candidates, former Mayor of Lucea, Vasca Brown came out with 20 votes.
Former Hanover Parish Development Committee chairman and businessman, Dwayne Clayton got 18, Attorney-at-law Tamika Davis received 86 votes and businessman Andrew McLeary got 88 votes.
In yesterday’s runoff, Davis walked away with 129 votes, while McLeary received 102.
Ms. Davis says they will move forward united.
She says she wants to put in place infrastructure in the constituency and create jobs.
Hanover Western has been held by the PNP for the past 30-years, following the departure of Dr Chang who held the seat between 1981 and 1989.
Benjamin Clare, who defeated Dr Chang, held the seat between 1989 and 2002 followed by Ralston Anson who held it between 2003 and 2007.
The sitting MP, Ian Hayles who continued the PNP’s retention of the seat, obtained 6,813 votes over the 5,355 votes received by his JLP opponent Brian Wallace in the February 2016 general election.