Political commentator Shalman Scott believes the Jamaica Labour Party's acceptance of Councillor for the Trafalgar Division Kari Douglas is merely public relations.
Ms Douglas on Tuesday crossed the aisle of the Kingston and St. Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to join the JLP.
According to Mr. Scott, Ms Douglas's behaviour at the Bustamante Hospital for Children during a reported altercation with staff last year earned her a bad reputation.
He noted that her actions were condemned by the JLP and People's National Party.
Mr. Scott believes if Ms Douglas had sought advice from persons experienced in politics, she would not have made the move to the JLP which is "using her for whatever political mileage they can juice out it" despite her unimpressive record.
Mr. Scott has predicted that Miss Douglas will return to the PNP as she will "not find any comfort in operating in the Jamaica Labour Party because they are going to be suspicious of her."
Valuable to the JLP
In the meantime, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has said he believes Ms Douglas could be valuable to the JLP.
He said the party is looking to redefine itself to bring in diverse views.
"I've listened to her interview and she has said it very clearly, the Jamaica Labour Party is a practical institution. We believe in what works. That is it. If it works and it fits the principles that we uphold, we will implement it. And I think, having heard her public statement, yes, we will observe how she keeps faithful to those statements but I think she is a talent that we can utilise and she can grow and blossom in the Jamaica Labour Party," he declared.