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Mixed on Mara move

TRE GREAVES, tregreaves@nationnews.com

Added 16 November 2017

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Jennifer Forde wished Mara Thompson well and said she was confident Prime Minister Freundel Stuart would select another 'capable' candidate. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)

The planned exit of Mara Thompson from elective politics has stirred up mixed emotions from her constituents in St John.

Thompson, the widow of late Prime Minister David Thompson who previously held the seat, made the announcement as she hurried into the House of Assembly on Tuesday.

Several efforts to reach her yesterday for a more detailed explanation were unsuccessful, while the DLP’s general secretary George Pilgrim said he had no comment.

In the rural parish, one elderly woman, who did not give her name but admitted she canvassed for Thompson in the past, said she did not even want to see her name on a “piece of paper”. (TG)

 

Please read the full story in today's Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition. 

 

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