The seat in South West St Catherine became vacant after Warmington resigned on March 8 after announcing that he was an American citizen at the time of his nomination for the September 2007 general election. The election in the Frankfield Division became necessary following the death of the JLP councillor, Caleb Lewinson, over a year ago.
Political parties in Jamaica have been known to get a kind of sympathy vote from the public after their first terms in office which is usually rocky for most as they re-arrange what the predecessors have to done to make their own mark. The party has since taken some serious blows during the Manatt enquiry as we know as the public has not seen one like this live from the conference centre a first of this kind of activity's history. I have a problem however with most of the lawyers representing both sides being politicians and sitting members of Parliament themselves which has some conflict of interest there but suffice it to say we can't change that