#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Audley Shaw

Opposition Spokesman on Finance and Planning Audley Shaw was born in Christiana, Manchester on June 13, 1952. He has been the Member of Parliament for Manchester North Eastern since 1993. Here are some more facts about him:

  1. Shaw is a graduate of Holmwood Technical High School in the constituency.
  2. He has worked with the former Jamaica Movement for the Advancement of Literacy (JAMAL) – now Jamaican Foundation For Lifelong Learning (JFLL), as Area Literacy Officer for North East Manchester and as Zone Officer for St Andrew.
  3. He has a background in journalism, marketing, finance and public relations. He joined the Jamaica National Investment Promotion Limited (JNIP) later named JAMPRO and now renamed Jamaica Trade and Invest, as Director for Public Relations and Advertising in 1983. Between then and 1986, he was responsible for JNIP’s Marketing and Overseas Offices.
  4. Then-Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Leader Edward Seaga appointed Shaw to the Senate in 1989 and he served as Shadow Minister of Information and Culture, Shadow Minister of Public Utilities and Transport as well as Shadow Minister of Industry and Commerce.
  5. He was first appointed Shadow Minister of Finance in 1997.

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