The People’s National Party (PNP) has announced that Krystal Tomlinson, president of its youth organisation, has been approved to be its candidate in the West Rural St. Andrew constituency come the next general election.
The PNP’s Executive Committee accepted and greenlighted Tomlinson on Tuesday (Oct. 29) after she faced the party’s integrity commission a day earlier.
“The Executive Committee of the People’s National Party (PNP) last night approved the recommendation from the West Rural St Andrew Constituency Committee that PNPYO President Krystal Tomlinson, be named the candidate for the next general election,” the PNP stated.
Julian Robinson, General Secretary of the PNP, further explained that the constituency conducted an evaluation exercise, involving several aspirants and made the recommendation for Tomlinson to lead the charge.
“Miss Tomlinson faced the Party’s Integrity Commission before she got the nod of approval from the PNP executive body,” he added.
West Rural St. Andrew is an ‘unrecognised’ constituency and is not eligible to elect a candidate but may make a recommendation, in accordance with the Party’s constitution.
Krystal Tomlinson, who currently serves as president of the PNPYO also doubles as head of New Media for the PNP.
The constituency has been in the grasp of the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) through successful athlete-turned-politician Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn.