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Candidates in March 5 by-elections sign political code of conduct

Donna Parchment Brown
 
All four candidates contesting the March 5 by-elections in the constituency of St. Andrew North Western and the Norman Gardens Division of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation signed the political code of conduct on Tuesday.
 
Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown said the candidates expressed a willingness to abide by the code.
                                                                       
"The content of the code was shared with the candidates and those in attendance and copies of the code provided with the candidates. They described it as a sober moment and they indicated verbally and in writing their commitment to live up to the eight standards in the code of conduct," she shared. 
 
Supporters of both political parties had turned out in their numbers on Monday to rally behind the candidates who will contest the by-elections in the St. Andrew North Western constituency as well as the Norman Gardens Division of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation.
 
The People's National Party's Keisha Hayle and the Jamaica Labour Party's Dr. Nigel Clarke were nominated at Pembroke Hall Community Centre as the candidates vying to become the next member of Parliament for St. Andrew North Western.
 
Headley Wilson was nominated to represent the Jamaica Labour Party, while Jacqueline Lewis will represent the Peoples National Party in the Norman Gardens Division by-election.
 
Nomination Day activities for the Norman Gardens Division were held at the Windward Road Primary School.


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