The One Bermuda Alliance is set to announce their candidate for Constituency #1 St. George’s North tomorrow. The seat is presently held by Dame Jennifer Smith, who has confirmed she will be seeking re-election.
Dame Jennifer won the seat by a very close margin in the 2007 General Election, getting 25 votes more than her challenger the UBP’s Kenneth Bascome [474-449]. This was the second meeting between the two, with Dame Jennifer defeating Mr Bascome by 8 votes in the 2003 General Election. Although not confirmed, speculation has swirling that Mr Bascome — who serves as Mayor of St George’s — may be set to challenge Dame Jennifer again.
The other St George’s seat — Constituency #2: St. George’s West — will see a three-way battle between Nandi Davis [OBA], John Gibbons [PLP], and Kim Swan [UBP], while Gaylynne Cannonier will challenge the PLP’s Lovitta Foggo in St David’s.
The OBA has rolled out 30 candidates thus far. In addition to Constituency #1 St. George’s North, they are also due to confirm candidates for C#34 Sandys South Central, C#32 Southampton West, C#29 Southampton East, C#20 Pembroke South West, and C#14 Devonshire North West.
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