First-time Member of Parliament Lloyd B Smith has been in charge of the St James Central constituency since 2011. Here are some facts about him:
- He is the owner of Western Publishers Limited, which publishes the Western Mirror newspaper.
- He has unsuccessfully contested the South St James constituency in the 1997 general elections for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
- Smith is also a former president of the powerful Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a political commentator.
- He was named Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives in 2012.