Jamaicas Political Parties

Jamaicas Political Parties The PNP, JLP and NDM

Jamaica’s Political Parties – There are a few political parties in Jamaica but only TWO dominant ones.  I say dominant because they are the only two political parties that have contested and won seats in the House of Representatives.

These two parties are namely the People’s National Party (PNP) and the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).

These parties were founded in the years 1938, by Norman Manley, and 1943, by Alexander Bustamante, respectively.

There is a third political party named the National Democratic Movement (NDM) which was founded in November 1995 by Bruce Golding.

This party is present, alive and running but is not really a threatening force when it comes to general elections.

Bruce Golding is no longer the Leader of this political party.

Here are some additional information about Jamaica’s Political Parties.

Jamaicas Political Parties Explained:

The National Democratic Movement – NDM - The National Democratic Movement (NDM) came about from a split in the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP). This party was established in November 1995 by the former Chairman of the JLP, Bruce Golding. Here is a copy of the NDM’s Mission
The Jamaica Labour Party – JLP - The Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) Founded in 1943 The Jamaica Labour Party, commonly just referred to as the JLP, was founded onJuly 8, 1943 by Sir Alexander Bustamante. They use the Liberty Bell, the victory sign and the colour green as
The People’s National Party – PNP - The Peoples National Party (PNP) Founded in 1938 The Peoples National Party, commonly just referred to as the PNP, was founded by Norman Washington Manley in 1938. Since its inception, the party has maintained a continuous agitation for constitutional reform.

 

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