#ElectionJa – Meet Your MP: Julian Robinson

Julian Robinson is the incumbent Member of Parliament for the constituency of St Andrew South Eastern. Here are some facts about him:

  1. In addition to his duties as MP, Robinson is Minister of State in the Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining, and Deputy General Secretary of the People’s National Party (PNP).
  2. He is the son of Justice Patrick Robinson, who was elected to serve as a judge in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in November 2014.
  3. He is a graduate of the Hope Valley Experimental Primary School, Campion College, the University of the West Indies, Mona and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the USA.
  4. In school, Robinson excelled at cricket and football. He was the first schoolboy batsman in Jamaica to score a century in the Jackie Hendricks under-14 Competition, and the first recipient of the Isaac Henry Memorial Scholarship, awarded to the student who best exemplifies the qualities of the ideal student/athlete – outstanding performance on the field and in the classroom, together with good discipline and leadership qualities.
  5. He is a ‘techie,’ and at one time, worked with international firms such as IBM and Scient as a management and eBusiness consultant in London, where he lived before returning to Jamaica in 2001.
  6. Robinson became involved with the PNP while in England, becoming a member, and eventually being elected Chairman of the PNP UK, a position he held for two years.