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fails to field candidates for NW Clarendon divisions
Clarendon: THE NATIONAL Democratic Movement (NDM) did not
nominate any candidate for the upcoming Local Government elections
in the four divisions of the North West Clarendon constituency.
Stern who represented the NDM/NJA in the October general election
told The Gleaner that the scarcity of funds to carry out proper
campaigning in the divisions did not allow the party to put
up any candidates.
Stern who polled less than 200 votes in the October poll,
told The Gleaner that, although the NDM has competent persons
who could be put forward for candidacy, it made no sense to
have them contest the local polls without sufficient funds
to effectively campaign.
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Stern who, according to reliable sources in the constituency
has not been very active on the ground since the general election,
said he has been spending quality time in his business, but
still continues to be active in the NDM.
stated that with the NDM not having any candidate in North
West Clarendon, it would be of much benefit to the People's
National Party candidates, as supporters of the NDM in the
constituency were mostly former PNP supporters who would not
want to give the Jamaica Labour Party their vote.
sources inside the JLP in the constituency have indicated
that, most of the voters who would normally go to the NDM
have started to support the party and, from indications on
the ground, the JLP could retain all three divisions won in
the 1998 Local Government election.
Stern noted that the PNP, which won only the Spaldings division
in the last Local Government elections, could win two out
of the four this time around, with the JLP winning the other
two in close races. He said the PNP could win the Spaldings
and the Ritches divisions, with the JLP winning the Frankfield
and Thompson Town divisions.