PNP aspirant ahead of the East Portland by-election, Damion Crawford, says he’s not reading much into two separate polls which were published on the weekend.
Crawford is expressing confidence with a few weeks to go before by-election day. A PNP commissioned poll done by the Peter Wickham-led Caribbean Development Research Services showed Crawford ahead of his challenger Annmarie Vaz by 3-points. But, the Jamaica Observer’s Bill Johnson poll showed Mr. Crawford trailing Mrs. Vaz by 10-points. Damion Crawford says he’s not perturbed.
Speaking with our news centre today, Mr. Crawford said he’s confident based on feedback he’s been picking up on the ground in East Portland over the past few days.
Mr. Crawford outlined to Nationwide News the argument he’s been putting to constituents over the past few days.
In the meantime, Central Manchester MP, Peter Bunting, is urging electors in East Portland to use next month’s by-election to send a message to the government that corruption will not be tolerated.
The former PNP General Secretary said it’s crucial Damion Crawford be elected to the House of Representatives. Mr. Bunting argues that Mr. Crawford is articulate and has the right mix of capabilities to be sent to Gordon House as MP for East Portland.
Bunting was addressing a PNP meeting in Portland.