Politician Accidentally Claims Wrong Party

May 8, 2010

shawn crockwell During the 10.5 hour debate on gaming in the House of Assembly on May 7/8, Bermuda Democratic Alliance [BDA] MP Shawn Crockwell sent everyone into a fit of laughter after he had a brief slip of the tongue and claimed to be with the United Bermuda Party [UBP].

This is, of course, made more notable as Mr Crockwell previously represented the UBP.

In 2009, he was one of three sitting UBP MPs [ the others being Donte Hunt and Mark Pettingill] who resigned from the UBP to form the Bermuda Democratic Alliance.

At around 9:45pm, Mr Crockwell said:

We the United Bermuda Party support, I mean we the Bermuda Democratic Alliance…

Members of the House erupted in laughter, to which Mr Crockwell good-naturedly and replied:

Mr Barritt to my right gave me a flashback

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