Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Kellits and other parts of Clarendon Northern, Lawrence ‘Laurie’ Broderick, has died, Prime Minister Andrew Holness has announced.
He died this week after a period of illness.
Broderick successfully represented the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) in the 2007 general election, defeating the then long-standing MP Horace Dalley of the People’s National Party (PNP).
Broderick went on to serve as a former junior minister in JLP administrations headed by Bruce Golding and later by Andrew Holness.
Broderick lost the seat to Dalley in the 2011 election, and the JLP later replaced him with Caswell Pinnock.
Broderick, who claimed that he was disrespected by the JLP, switched to the PNP.
He went on to support Dalley of the PNP.
The JLP leader, Holness, this afternoon, said he is saddened by the passing of Broderick who was an attorney by training.
Prime Minister Holness added that Broderick made ‘good contributions’ to the parliament and to the country as Member of Parliament.
“Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues,” the prime minister added.
Broderick, in the meantime, is from a political family that served Clarendon.
His father, Percival Broderick, served as a member of the PNP and as a parliamentarian from 1949 to 1955 in Clarendon North East.
His brother, Percival Broderick Jr, was MP for North Central Clarendon from 1972 to 1989, representing the JLP.
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