Election Watch 2015 – September 28, 2015

Welcome to our weekly election watch feature that gathers news related article associated with the upcoming general election. Check out the election related stories up to September 28, 2015 and our #ElectionJA


  1. POLITICAL LAWBREAKERS … More That Half Of Candidates Yet To Disclose Election Spending. Nearly four years after the parliamentary election of 2011, less than half of the 150 candidates who contested the polls have filed returns of election expenses to returning officers for the constituencies in which they were candidates…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  2. Another PNP Newcomer Vows To Send ‘Uncle Sam’ Into Political Retirement. Armed with what she describes as a genuine love for the people and an unshakeable faith in God, Jacqueline Taylor-O’Gilvie believes she has the ammunition to do what no one else has been able to do in 35 years: defeat Karl Samuda in a general election…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  3. Uncle Les Returns To Familar Grounds. Familiarity was evident among Leslie Campbell and Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporters of North East St Catherine on Saturday. “Hi, Uncle Les,” was the familiar greeting from constituents. “When Member of Parliament Gregory Mair resigned, I was bombarded with appeals to come forward,”…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

  4.  Hanna Pleads For Unity… Says Contest Was Humbling Experience. Battered and bruised in a fierce internal contest to represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in South East St Ann, a victorious two-time Member of Parliament Lisa Hanna yesterday appealed for unity and pledged to reach out and mend fences in the interest of the development of the constituency…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  5. The Gavel: Crackdown On Opinion Polls – ECJ Afraid Of Media Predicting Election Outcome. A new law is being worked on to suppress democratic expressions and to imping on the constitutional rights of freedom of the press and freedom of expression. This attack on constitutional rights is being led by the Electoral Commission of Jamaica (ECJ), which has proposed…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  6. Tufton’s Nightmare! – Former Golden Boy Loses Bid To Become JLP Candidate. Christopher Tufton, once the golden boy of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP), was last evening pushed further into political obscurity when he lost in his bid to become the party’s candidate for St Catherine West Central. Tufton polled 196 votes to…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  7. Comrades Bitterly Divided In East Portland. A run-off between the sitting member of parliament and the person wanting to replace him was expected to settle the dispute, but the fight over who should represent the People’s National Party (PNP) in the relatively safe seat of East Portland seems far from over…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  8. Sharon Silenced! – Campbell Wallops Former Comrade In NE St Catherine. Attorney-at-law Leslie Campbell yesterday secured the right to represent the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in North East St Catherine, but his victory has left some Labourities fuming…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com 
  9. Redman Redemption! – More Than 70 Per Cent Of PNP Delegates In North East St Elizabeth Endorse Businessman. Businessman Evon Redman’s push to become the People’s National Party (PNP) standard-bearer in North East St Elizabeth, received a massive boost yesterday when the party’s delegates in the constituency gave him a resounding endorsement. In an ‘affirmation exercise’ at the Santa Cruz Primary School in St Elizabeth, Redman received…Read more Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  10. Campaign Finance Bill Delayed For Too Long Says NIA Director. For years, policies have been drafted to establish a regulatory system for financing political parties, however, there has been much stagnancy, and executive director of the National Integrity Action (NIA) Trevor Munroe, believes it may continue…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com
  11. Two Persons Shortlisted For Political Ombudsman. At least two persons have been shortlisted for the job of political ombudsman, but it is likely that the person who next occupies the office will not be given a seven-year tenure. Phillip Paulwell, minister with…Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com