Two of the Jamaica Labour Party’s first-time Members of Parliament are crediting their party leader, Andrew Holness, and the performance of his administration, for their success in PNP strongholds.

Donovan Williams defeated the PNP’s Imani Duncan-Pryce to win the Central Kingston constituency, which was the seat of former PNP President, Michael Manley.

And in Western Westmoreland, PNP Vice President, Dr Wykeham McNeil failed to stave off the JLP’s Morland Wilson in a seat that McNeil has held since 1997.

Williams says the Holness administration’s track record made his victory easier.

Williams says one of his first priorities will be addressing housing for his constituents.

Donovan Williams, MP-elect for Central Kingston.

Meanwhile, over in Western Westmoreland, newly-elected MP, Moreland Wilson, also cites the JLP administration’s performance as crucial to his victory.

Mr. Wilson, whose constituency includes Negril, says one of his first priorities is helping small hoteliers affected by the pandemic.

Moreland Wilson, MP-elect for Western Westmoreland.

He and Williams were speaking on Nationwide This Morning with Kalilah Reynolds and Abka Fitz Henley.