President of the People’s National Party, PNP, Dr. Peter Phillips is describing, Marjorie Taylor who has passed as a party stalwart.
The former PNP MP died over the weekend after battling illness for some time.
Dr. Phillips says Ms. Taylor gave outstanding service to her community and was passionate about the upliftment of the Jamaican people and throughout her life, defended the rights of children.
Taylor served for many years as special assistant to former prime minister Michael Manley’s and councillor for the Norman Gardens Division of the Kingston and St Andrew Cooperation, KSAC.
On Manley’s retirement from public life, she succeeded him as Member of Parliament for Eastern Kingston and Port Royal.
She was also a Senator and Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government.
Dr. Phillips says her pioneering work helped to establish the Office of the Children’s Advocate.
Meanwhile, Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie has hailed the life and work of Ms. Taylor.
Mr. McKenzie says while they were divided politically, her love for people and her passionate belief that the local government system was critical to their upliftment was without question.
He says her contribution to public life will not be forgotten.