Being in the unenviable position of having no councillors umbilically linked to his People’s National Party (PNP) operating inside the St Ann North West constituency, two-term Member of Parliament Dr Dayton Campbell has fired a salvo at the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) local government representatives.
Campbell said that councillors were not being held to account for their poor performances despite divisional allocations.
“Somehow they get away with doing very little because people blame the MP for things that the councillors are responsible for,” Campbell lamented outside of his constituency office in bustling Brown’s Town last week.
Campbell lost his strongest division – Brown’s Town – in the last local government election but argued that his performance as a member of parliament has been above par.
They are independently elected; ... They, too, get their allocation because a lot of persons think that MPs are supposed to fund councillors, and it’s just not true,” Campbell stressed.