The MP for East Rural St. Andrew, Damion Crawford says his failure to successfully market his vision for the development of the constituency, was responsible for his loss in yesterday’s candidate selection exercise.

Mr. Crawford polled 166 votes, to be comfortably beaten by businessman, Peter Blake, who received 216 votes.

The first term MP says he has no regrets.

‘Poor marketing’ is what MP Crawford says contributed to his downfall in Sunday’s selection exercise.

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Mr. Crawfird says based on his assessment going into the contest, he felt there was no way he could lose to his opponent.

But reflecting a day after the results, Mr. Crawford says he has been made to eat humble pie.

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Mr. Crawford says he has no regrets about making education the centrepiece of his mission in the constituency.

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According to Mr. Crawford, he’ll give his full support to the PNP at the next general election.

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