New Members of Parliament Sworn in

Photo: Michael Sloley Member of Parliament for St. Mary South Eastern, Dr. Norman Dunn (left), takes the Oath of Allegiance during the sitting of the House of Representatives today (November 7). At right is Deputy Clerk, Houses of Parliament, Valrie Curtis.

The three newly elected Members of Parliament (MPs) were sworn in today (November 7) during the sitting of the House of Representatives.

They are Member of Parliament for St. Mary South Eastern, Dr. Norman Dunn; Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Southern, Mark Golding; and Member of Parliament for St. Andrew South Western, Dr. Angela Brown Burke.

After taking the Oath of Office, the MPs were welcomed by Prime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, as well as other Members of Parliament on both sides of the House.

The members were sworn in after victories in the recently held by-elections on October 30. This followed the retirement of the Most Hon. Mrs. Portia Simpson Miller and Dr. Omar Davies from representational politics.

The seat for St. Mary South Eastern was left vacant following the death of Dr. Winston Green in August.

As a result of the by-elections, the ruling Jamaica Labour Party now has a 33-30 majority in the Lower House.

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