Local Government election to be held November 28


The long over due Local Government elections will be held in Jamaica on November 28.

The announcement was made on Thursday by Local Government Minister Desmond McKenzie as he addressed Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) parish councilors and candidates at a meeting in Downtown Kingston.

Nomination Day will be on November 11.

Local  government elections are constitutionally due every three years and have been constitutionally due since March 2015.

The last elections were held on March 26, 2012 , directly electing 228 divisional councillors and the mayor of the municipality of Portmore.

In the last  the main opposition People’s National Party (PNP), secured a landslide victory, winning 151 divisions to the Jamaica Labour Party’s (JLP) 75, in addition to the mayorship of the city of Portmore in the central parish of St. Catherine.

The PNP is currently in control of all 13-parish councils.

Two hundred and 28 candidates are expected to contest the upcoming poll

Jamaicans will go to the polls in a Local Government election on the same day as Local Government elections in Trinidad and Tobago.


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