77-y-o JLP supporter voting whether 'dead or alive'

February 26, 2024
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Victoria Gregg, a 77-year-old Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) supporter from York Town in Clarendon, says whether she is "dead or alive" she will be putting her X beside the bell.

When asked what motivates her to keep voting, Gregg said,"Me just love the party from me born a dem me a vote fa although me neva get nothing from dem yet."

The retired labourer, who says she has been voting since she was 18 years old, was spotted among a handful of voters at the polling station at Howells Content Basic School.

"Naa switch till me ded," was the sentiment from Gregg after casting her vote in the York Town Division.

"Ded or alive me must vote," she happily shared even as she lamented that "pain a kill me."

Pressed further about what development she would want to see in her community, Gregg said she would be thrilled if the roads in the Howells community were rehabilitated.

Radcliffe McDonald is contesting the division on the JLP ticket, while Anthony Davis is representing the People's National Party.

Uphel Purcell, won the York Town division in the last election in 2016, on behalf of the People's National Party.

He had been the councillor since 1998, but was recently sidelined by the party and is running as an independent candidate. Voting in the York Town and Mineral Heights divisions has been slow.

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