Nationwide News understands that Government Senator Kerensia Morrison is set to become the JLP’s candidate/caretaker for the battleground constituency of North East St. Catherine.

It’s understood that following a series of internal consultations, a decision was made by the party’s top brass on the weekend to assign Senator Morrison to the seat. The Government Senator is to be introduced to the constituency executive soon.

Calls placed yesterday to Senator Morrison and JLP General Secretary, Dr. Horace Chang, were not answered. Our news center disclosed on Friday that North East St. Catherine will have a new Member of Parliament after the next General Elections are held. Outgoing MP for the area, Leslie Campbell, confirmed to our news center that he’ll not be seeking re-election.

In the 2016 General Election, Mr. Campbell had defeated the PNP’s Phyllis Mitchell by 121 votes in the battleground seat.

The PNP candidate for North East St. Catherine is Attorney-at-law, Oswest Senior Smith.