Early Election Ads

Election fever is upon us, and while no date has been announced, both major political parties have already cranked up their tit-for-tat strategies. This means we will soon see the roll-out of the ads in the papers, where the parties tout their respective manifestos while ‘throwing shade’ at each other. Today, we look back at two of the earliest political ads from the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) and the People’s  National Party (PNP). These two are pretty tame compared to the ads of later years, but we have many more to share in the weeks ahead.

Jamaica Labour Party – April 1962
Ad 1


People’s National Party – April 1962
Ad 2