Mayor of Spanish Town, the PNP’s Norman Scott, has announced that the by-election in the Homestead Division in South Central St Catherine will be held on May 18 this year.
The by-election became necessary following the death of JLP Councilor, Owen Palmer. Mr. Palmer died in a motor vehicle crash last month.
Mark McLean will be the Jamaica Labour Party’s standard-bearer for the upcoming by-election. The JLP says this is Mr. McLean’s maiden voyage into representational politics.
Veteran politician, Janet Greyson, has been announced as the PNP’s candidate-elect.
Mr. Palmer defeated Miss Greyson in the Homestead Division in the November 2016 Local Government election.