Seemingly borrowing from Sun Tzu’s The Art of War, Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Member of Parliament for West Rural St Andrew, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn delivered a classy clapback to losing candidate Krystal Tomlinson on Monday (September 7).
Cuthbert-Flynn, who squared off against Tomlinson on a first-time People’s National Party (PNP) ticket, threw a whole shadow as she subtly slammed the communications consultant for an advertisement in which the incumbent MP was reduced to a ‘lowly’ silver medalist.
The facts, however hurtful (or downright shady) they may be perceived, are just that, which was something Cuthbert-Flynn had no issue reminding her over 9,700 Twitter followers. That, and the impressive election win margin she enjoyed…
In the eyes of many, the tweet was a direct clapback to Tomlinson’s election campaign advert, and the timeline is definitely living for the drama.
Securing her second term as MP in the once-traditional PNP constituency, Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn received 8,658 votes—a comfortable, 3,108 ballot margin over the defeated Krystal Tomlinson, who got 5,550 votes.
To be fair, at this current moment in time, Krystal Tomlinson is the PNP Caretaker for West Rural St Andrew. The truth hurts, and as Cuthbert-Flynn’s tweet proves, it can also double as rib-ticklingly hilarious.
With Tomlison’s assurance to stay in West Rural St Andrew after her defeat, it’s safe to say the war on words between herself and MP Cuthbert-Flynn won’t die anytime soon.
See Tomlinson’s consolation message below, BUZZ fam:
What a political rivalry we have in the making?!