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Lisa Hanna indicates interest in vying for PNP presidency

Lisa Hanna, Member of Parliament for St. Ann South Eastern, has disclosed she is considering running for the post of president of the People's National Party (PNP).
 
The PNP is in the process of determining a new leader following the September 3 defeat in the general election and the subsequent announcement by Dr. Peter Phillips that he would resign as president.
 
Ms Hanna said she has started a process of consultation with senior party members, critical party groups, affiliates and individuals as part of the decision making process on whether to offer herself. 
 
The MP said she will continue this consultation until the meeting of the party's National Executive Council on Sunday.
 
She noted that crucial decisions on the process and date for the Special Delegates Conference to elect a new Leader will be made at that meeting.
 
Miss Hanna said she will announce her decision after that meeting.
 
Mark Golding, Member of Parliament for St. Andrew Southern, has already confirmed he will be vying for the PNP presidency.
 
A report Wednesday on the latest Bill Johnson poll stated that Ms Hanna leads the pack of likely successors to Dr. Phillips.
 
It revealed that 20 per cent of respondents said Ms Hanna should take over leadership of the party, 10 per cent said Mr. Golding, while eight per cent pointed to Peter Bunting, who lost his Manchester Central seat in the recent election. 
 
Mr. Bunting had originally been considered the likely successor following his strong challenge to Dr. Phillips last year.
 


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