PLP Confirm Lawrence Scott In C#24

December 1, 2011

This morning [Dec.1] the Progressive Labour Party held a press conference and confirmed that Lawrence Scott will represent them in Constituency #24, Warwick South East.

Mr Scott – the son of former Premier Alex Scott – attended Gilbert Institute and Bermuda Institute, and then travelled overseas to Florida Air Academy. His further education was obtained at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Lynn University, where he received a B.Sc. in Business Administration (Aviation Management & Flight Training).

Since returning home to Bermuda, Mr Scott has been employed at JetBlue Airlines as the Supervisor, at the L.F. Wade International Airport.

The Warwick South East seat is presently held by his father Alex Scott, who will step down from his position at the next General Election. In 2007, Mr Scott won with 58% of the vote against the United Bermuda Party’s Jeff Sousa [518-367].

Mr Scott’s full speech follows below:

Good Morning Madam Premier, family and members of the media. I am indeed proud to stand here today as the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party candidate for Constituency 24, Warwick South East.

Many of you know the Scott name when it comes to politics as my father, The Hon. W. Alex Scott is a former Premier of Bermuda and long-serving member of the PLP who has served as the Member of Parliament for Constituency 24 since 2003, and as a Warwick MP since 1993.

Constituency 24 has been home to me for as long as I can remember. I have family members who live on Forest Hill, friends who reside on Billy Goat Hill and Easedale Lane, and during my younger years I collected mineral bottles and returned them to Lines Store on Ord Road. I therefore believe that it is my duty to serve the people of Constituency 24 because I am a product of this constituency.

It therefore goes without saying that I personally know of the challenges faced by the members of this constituency and I already have a vision as to how to provide solutions. I am aware of the drainage problem on Privateer Lane and I have shared this information with the current Member of Parliament.

Additionally I have addressed the issue of lighting on Dunscombe Road which was concerning to the residents in that area. While canvassing, other issues have come up, and the Constituency 24 Team is noting all concerns so that once elected I can ensure they are addressed.

Lastly, but not least, as a young person who has grown up in the PLP, I know of the struggles faced by my Aunt Lois, whom others know as Dame Lois Browne-Evans, and my uncle Freddie, the late L. Frederick Wade, as they continued to build on the foundation laid by the founding fathers of the Bermuda Progressive Labour Party.

I have incorporated many of their moral and ethical views into my own personal life which was built here at Cobbs Hill Methodist Church. I believe that that it is only fitting that the next leg of my life’s journey begins here at the church that gave me so much.

As the Premier said in the Throne Speech …”Let Us Build One Another Together

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  1. Terry says:

    This gives new meaning to Frinds and Family Plan. No disrespect to the Scotts but my Lord……..Uncle Freddy Wade, Aunt Lois B.Evans, Alex…..

    Someone bite me.

    • Yup says:

      Where are all the PLP idiots who criticized OBA for running Craig Cannonair’s sistaa? Family works on both sides. That’s politics.

      • Jo Public says:

        Thats what I was thinking! I remember reading all the criticism.

        Nonetheless, Not a big fan of the PLP lately (last 10+ years) but I feel much better about the party with Ms. Cox in the lead role. Alex Scott is a good man and the apple dont fall far from the tree.

      • Just Curious says:

        come on, one of the Bermuda Big business family had a premier and a Finance minster!

        this is not news it is Bermuda!

      • Stormy says:

        Yes but mr. Scott is educated. Craig sister? Does she have any education? Has she evr done any community service before now trying to volunteer for every thing under the sun but trust me she can’t fool St acids islanders. Ms. Foggo is educated and a hard worker.

        • Tired of nonsense says:

          You guys are funny.

          If some OBA supporter/member railed against a PLP candidate for not being educated it would be deemed as racist and white supremacy and evidence that the Opposition hold nothing but contempt for the “common man” yada yada yada. It would be proof of their elitist ways and shows that they view anyone that was unable or did not attain a higher education with disgust.

          Hypocrites and haters…BDA is full of all ‘em and you are full of something else…

          Now attack!!!

  2. Well Done says:

    Lawrence,

    we have no doubt that you will be a excellent MP and a stirling example for all of Bermuda.

    Your father has left an awesome legacy for you.

    IT is you time !

    06

  3. Jonathan Smith says:

    Congratulations Lawrence on receiving your Branch and Party support. A fine young Bermudian male from a family with a great tradition of serving the people of Warwick!

  4. sigh says:

    Congrats Lawrence.

    Stay focused. I am sure you will do well.

    • Nil points says:

      Just focus on the bouncing ball.
      On a more serious note…good luck, I’m certain your father is very proud of your achievement.

  5. Triangle Drifter says:

    The Devoted had a good time picking on Canonnier in Devonshire, & rightly so I might add but see, the PLP have a parachute team too.

    Politics as usual.

  6. Jus' Askin' says:

    WHEN IS THE GENERAL ELECTION?!?

  7. Hmmm says:

    Dr. Brown challenged Alex Scott and won for Premiership, as long as none of Dr. Brown’s sons join the plp Lawrence will have to nothing to worry about :-) . Good Luck, still voting OBA though

    • Oh My Loving Heart says:

      Thats what I can’t understand . Why would Sir Alex offer up his only begotten son to a pack of wolves , who do not abide by a standard of loyalty ?

      • Hmmm says:

        This is it, Paula preaches the 13 year track record?? what about the party coup in 2003? when they ousted jenifer smith? and then dr. brown ousting alex scott? they are load of crap. i wish i could move a few yards into 24 to make sure Lawrence does NOT enter politics. PLP needs a wake up call and they’ll need it by being the opposition again

  8. Cancer says:

    I wonder how many well wishers on here were criticizing mr Cannonaire when he introduced his sister! I guess it’s ok when PLP do it

    • Stormy says:

      She has no personality and worst yet no experience of any kind. Craig don’t either. Lol

      • Tired of nonsense says:

        But somehow all these PLP newcomers are endowed with experience right?

  9. Makai Dickerson says:

    Well done Lawrence. I look forward to the day you take your seat in the house. You are a genuine man who truly wants to see the best for Bermudas young people. Pay no attention to the nay sayers on here nor those who just type anything to stir the pot. You are a great addition to the PLP team. Let’s continue working.

    • Nil points says:

      Makai, many of the boo boys and naysayers on here are PLP supporters.

  10. This is Bermuda... says:

    It’s a small country and EVERYONE is related! Calm down you people.. Good grief!

    Congratulations Mr. Scott.

    • Rick Rock says:

      Yes, everyone gets a chance, not just the friends & family. Hopefully one day this young man will prove he’s worth it on his own merits, and not just because he is closely related to two PLP old-guards. Nepotism only gets you so far, as I’m sure he realizes. Hopefully he can work positively with the ex-UBP people who have been given significant positions in his party, and he can be part of the group who can pour oil on the bad blood that exists between those new ex-UBP PLP-ers and the old guard, who are extremely angry at some of the new faces in the party. I’m sure his extensive experience as a pilot, although it was not in Bermuda, will be extremely useful when it comes to representing the people of Warwick SE if he is elected when his father steps down from that seat, now that he has returned.

  11. henry Callis says:

    Lawernce, in a country were men run from responsiblity and hide I applaud you. It is also an honor to see a son modeling himself after his father a community servant. In a land were many chase the dollar, it is inspiring for a young man to follow in footsteps that are about service. As for Craig Cannonier putting his sister in the “race” why not she is a qualified canidate and a strong person in her own right. Bermuda might want to expand their view of politics………has anyone ever heard of a politcal family called the Kennedys. how about the Byrd family in the Carribean, or Bill and Hillary, please lets open up our minds.

    NOw back to Lawernce, stay, humble, stay connected and work hard for the people of Cons.24 and for the people of Bermuda. Stay focused and remember that the people are the reason that you are in power. Do not drink the cool-aid.

    henry A Callis

  12. Ordaja Simmons says:

    You go Lawrence we have your back. Warwick people will not be fooled by the OBA/UBP.

    • Nil points says:

      See, a naysayer !

      • Makai Dickerson says:

        Yeah …..I’m sure I was talking to Lawrence “Nil points”. But FYI I’m not interested in your perception of other peoples post or which party’s supporters make the most divisive comments. My point to Lawrence is to not worry himself with people who post negative comments towards or about him. Now you can refrain from pointing out peoples comments to me.

  13. Cancer says:

    My sentiments exactly “Henry callis” and “this is Bda” now maybe PLP people will stop on this one!

  14. Lion says:

    Congradulation Mr. Scott. Your father was a man of integrity and honesty and I know you have the same qualities. Premier Scott and Lady Scott you should be very proud. The legacy of success and victory continues.

  15. specialgirl4you says:

    Congratulations Mr. Scott, you are an excellent and highly qualified candidate to represent the people of Warwick 25 and Bermuda. I know you will work hard to provide service to the Bermuda. You appear to have the skills and knowledge, and know-how to step in to this role. Best of luck.

  16. Swing Voter Now says:

    From my observation, it looks like the PLP are really giving the younger members an opportunity to represent their country. Also it is apparent that they are moving towards re-shaping the party and getting the younger generation ready,and prepared to take the next step. This is a good move for any political party to make, encouraging younger persons to take on leadership roles. This makes me really consider where to put my vote……

    • Tired of nonsense says:

      Bettyspecialswingvoter4youtrumpnow,

      Why can’t you just use the same pseudonym when posting?

      If you choose to post under multiple aliases at least make sure they are spread apart so nobody can notice that the avatars are exactly the same.

      • Mad Dawg says:

        Tired, I knew about BettyTrump and SpecialGirl but hadn’t spotted the others…

        Well done!

        Hey, Bettyspecial,does the PLP pay you to troll on here all day as one person, or do you charge them seperately for each alias?

      • Triangle Drifter says:

        Pretty easy to see that they are all one and the same inna.

  17. Graeme Outerbridge says:

    Nepotism another UBP trait,well learned by the PLP^^

  18. specialgirl4you says:

    I see no nepotism, facoritism, or preferential treatment by the PLP, I do see a young man that worked hard to earn this opportunity to represent the people of Bermuda. He has been working hard over the years, to earn where he is today. He is knowledgeable regarding his ability to represent the people of Bermuda.

    • Rick Rock says:

      You see no nepotism at all by the PLP?

      It’s all through the list of MP’s, and has been for years. They’re practically all related to each other.

  19. specialgirl4you says:

    Sorry typing so fast, thinking too quickly……ERROR– facoritism, should read favoritism.

  20. Allan G says:

    Lawrence, you’ve begun the race and will put up a good fight. Keep your armour and shield close qall throoughout. You are a fine example and the people of Bermuda should be honored to have you as potiential representative in parliment. God speed!