Jonathan ‘Fred’ Bartley has defeated Christopher ‘Chris’ Jobson of the PNP to once again retain the Wakefield Division for the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP).
Bartley first won the seat in 2003, the same year that he became Mayor of Falmouth. He has not lost since. Last Election (2012), he got his biggest test to date, when he got by Charles McKenzie by only 47 votes.
2012 Local Government Election
Jonathan Bartley – JLP – 1568 – (50.76%)
Charles Mckenzie – PNP – 1521 – (49.24%)
Total Votes: 3089
His opponent in this election is former JLP representative, Chris Jobson. Chris was a losing candidate for the JLP in the 2002 General Elections. This time, Bartley has managed to increase his margin of victory to exactly 350 votes.
The 60-year old Bartley is married with one child. He is a Draughtsman who formerly attended Muschette High and Montego Bay Technical. He was born in Wakefield but now resides in Bounty Hall, which is also in the Wakefield Division.