Former Jamaica Labour Party stalwart, Joan Gordon Webley will be running as a candidate for the Peoples’ National Party in the next general election.

The announcement was made by PNP General Secretary, Julian Robinson on Wednesday.

She’ll be running in East Rural St Andrew currently held by Prime Minister Andrew Holness’ wife, Juliet.

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Mrs Gordon-Webley was once the head of the National Solid Waste Management Authority, NSWMA, and JLP candidate in the 2011 general election.

She left the JLP for the PNP following what she described as unsettled internal differences.

Some members of the PNP in the past had objected to her joining the party, due to derogatory remarks about former party president and Prime Minister, Portia Simson Miller.

And, Mr Robinson and party president, Dr Peter Phillips also named 38-year-old medical doctor, Dwaine Spencer as the candidate for the constituency of South East St Elizabeth.

The constituency is currently held by JLP Member of Parliament, Frank Witter.

Dr Spencer is the brother of former PNP Member of Parliament and former junior minister Kern Spencer.

Mr Robinson says Dr Spencer is capable of serving the people of the Constituency.

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In the meantime, Mr Robinson has also disclosed that Dr Shane Alexis will remain as the candidate for St. Mary South East. The seat is currently held by Dr Norman Dunn who won the seat in a by-election held in October of last year.

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