KINGSTON, Jamaica, Feb 25, (CMC) – Andrew Holness led the Jamaican Labour Party (JLP) to victory in the general election here on Thursday, reversing the defeat he suffered at the hands of the People’s National Party (PNP) in the 2011 poll.
Preliminary figures give the JLP 33 seats as against 30, for the PNP, to take control of the 63-seat parliament.
Holness easily retained his St. Andrew West Central seat by polling 8,625 votes as against 6,384 for Patrick Roberts.
Outgoing Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller also easily retained her St. Andrew South Western seat, polling 10, 822 votes to just 700 for the JLP’s Victor Hyde.
In the 2011 general election, the JLP had won 21 seats.