The People’s National Party has maintained control over the Greater Portmore North Division. Accountant Gary Nicholson has won yesterday’s by-election to maintain control of the St Catherine Municipal Corporation. Accountant Nicholson polled 2,125 votes to the 995 by his Jamaica Labour Party contender Ann Lewis. A win for the JLP would have broken the 20-20 deadlock in the St Catherine Municipal Corporation and see it taking control of the Corporation. The death of Greater Portmore North Councillor Michael Edwards, had left the seat empty.