Bunting Says He’s Disappointed With Exclusion Of Rise United Backers From Shadow Cabinet


Central Manchester MP, Peter Bunting, says like many comrades, he too is very disappointed that talented colleagues who supported his presidential challenge have been excluded from the new Shadow Cabinet.

Mr. Bunting made the comment in a whatsapp post to comrades on the weekend. The post has also been posted on social media.

Bunting wrote that since the announcement of the new Shadow Cabinet, many comrades have expressed the concern that talented colleagues who’ve been excluded from that body are being victimized.

He says in those circumstances, some comrades have suggested that he should decline a shadow cabinet assignment in solidarity with the excluded colleagues.

Mr. Bunting says the exclusion of some colleagues who supported his candidacy risks de-motivating many party workers and supporters.

He says the exclusion also promotes factionalism within the PNP.

But Mr. Bunting says he agreed to serve in the Shadow Cabinet consistent with his public commitment to accept the outcome of the recent internal election.

He says he also accepted the appointment consistent with his commitment to work as part of a united effort to secure victory for the PNP in the next general election.

Mr. Bunting says he discussed the issue extensively with his excluded colleagues and it is with their unconditional encouragement and support, he accepted the shadow cabinet appointment.

Bunting says the MPs and Councillors who supported his Rise United movement will continue to speak on issues of national importance.

He says he’s fully committed to supporting these colleagues in their bid for re-election.

Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.

One thought on “Bunting Says He’s Disappointed With Exclusion Of Rise United Backers From Shadow Cabinet

  1. Duke

    Peter you are the leader so why take that post offered to you, you should stick with your group it appears you are a “FRAUD” you should stand with your group. If you don’t stand up for something you will fall for anything and that’s what happen. Resign and stand with “RISE UNITED” if you so believe in what you preach during that Campaign.


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