There is pressure this afternoon for the governing Jamaica Labour Party to distance itself from MP for Central Westmoreland, George Wright.
Wright is caught on video tape physically assaulting a woman.
The Opposition People’s National Party has called on Mr. Wright to resign.
The PNP’s Spokesperson on Gender Affairs, Senator Donna Scott Mottley says there should be no place in the House of Representatives for an alleged woman beater.
She’s calling on women MPs in the governing Labour Party to send a signal to the country.
Ricardo Brooks reports.
Senator Scott Mottley is this afternoon calling on the Jamaica Labour Party to demonstrate it’s commitment to eradicating gender based violence in the society.
The police confirmed to our news center earlier today that a woman had made a report that she had been assaulted by Wright.
The MP is said to have made a counter report against the woman.
The top brass of the governing Jamaica Labour Party has so far not commented on the incident since the police confirmed the report against the Central Westmoreland Member of Parliament.
Senator Scott Mottley says Prime Minister Andrew Holness must address the issue.
The Opposition Senator says the matter must be treated seriously.
She says she is prepared to move a motion in the Parliament to censure MP Wright.
Calls this afternoon to the General Secretary of the JLP, Dr. Horace Chang, and his Deputies, were not answered.
MP George Wright has refused to speak with our news center on the matter.