Central Manchester Member of Parliament, the People’s National Party’s Peter Bunting, says only time will tell if he’ll pay a political price for his vote against extending the current State of Public Emergency in three western parishes.
Mr Bunting was the only MP on either side of the political divide to vote against the resolution to extend the special security measure in St. James, Hanover and Westmoreland by 90-days.
Forty-four of 63 MPs voted in favour of the resolution in the House of Representatives Tuesday night.
17 were absent.
Mr Bunting says many of his colleagues have expressed admiration for his stance, even while noting they disagree with him.
He says the continuous extensions of the States of Public Emergency are a breach of the Jamaica’s Constitution.
Mr. Bunting says that’s the view of all the constitutional experts.
When asked if he voted against the resolution to stand out among his potential political rivals for leadership of his party in the future, this was Mr Bunting’s response.
Peter Bunting, Central Manchester Member of Parliament, speaking last evening on Nationwide @ 5 with Cliff Hughes and Kemesha Kelly.