A large number of delegates of the People’s National Party (PNP) are voting in the South East St Ann Constituency to elect a representative to contest the next General Elections on behalf of the party.

The candidates are former cricketer Wavell Hinds, Dr. Kenneth Russell and Patricia Duncan Sutherland.

The PNP is selecting a candidate in the seat considered a stronghold after Lisa Hanna indicated she would not contest the next general elections.

The contest today was forced by protests among delegates and PNP activists against an attempt to use public opinion polls to determine the candidate. Those opinion polls showed Wavell Hinds as the person favoured to represent the PNP.

However, several public protests forced the PNP secretariat to hold a run-off today.

Large numbers of people turned out at the Ferncourt High School, in Claremont St Ann from before 10 a.m. Sunday, wearing shirts and displaying other paraphernalia supporting their candidates. The results are expected to be known by 5 this afternoon.