Both candidates who will be contesting the South East Clarendon By-election on March 2, have signed the Political Code of Conduct.
Independent candidate Dereck Lambert and the Jamaica Labour Party’s Pearnel Charles Jr. signed the document at a ceremony held by the Office of the Political Ombudsman in May Pen, Clarendon, this morning, (February 18).
Political Ombudsman Donna Parchment Brown notes that both men have committed to living up to the tenets of the political code, while conducting a friendly campaign.
Mrs. Parchment Brown says she is looking forward to a clean campaign, free of political intimidation of any sort.
The March 2 By-election will not be contested by the People’s National Party candidate for South East Clarendon, Patricia Duncan Sutherland.
The party has called the exercise a waste of tax payers’ money, when general elections are imminent.
The Electoral Office has estimated the cost of the election will be 24.8 million dollars.
There are approximately 41,000 electors registered to vote in South East Clarendon.