PLP “Pleased To Welcome” Simmons To Team

November 19, 2014

“The Progressive Labour Party is pleased to welcome Mr. Jamahl Simmons to our Parliamentary Team as the Member of Parliament for Constituency 33, Sandys South,” a statement from the party said today [Nov 19].

“We are confident that Jamahl will play an integral role in our team in both the House of Assembly and in the community.”

Mr. Simmons and his supporters during yesterday’s bye-election:

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“We thank the constituents of Sandys South for a decisive victory which increased the PLP’s vote percentage from the 2012 General Election,” The statement continued.

“The people of Sandys South have sent a clear message to the One Bermuda Alliance – that Bermudians need to come first in our country, and that while we encourage investment in Bermuda, we must ensure that opportunities exist for all Bermudians – not just a select few.”

Mr Simmons speaks after his victory last night:

Last night Jamahl Simmons won the bye-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, defeating the OBA’s Georgia Marshall, winning 462 votes [58.18%] to the OBA’s 326 [41.05%], with 6 spoiled ballots [0.75%].

The new MP pledged to “hit the ground running and start working, because the people deserve a working representative, and they deserve a voice who will fight for our people…”

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  1. Onion says:

    Welcoming him a few months after he resigned in disgrace?

    • #33 Area Voter says:

      You are being clearly disrespectful – - They are welcoming him to the “their Parliamentary Team” not the party – - can we have some truth, seriously?!

      • A Better Bermuda says:

        …so you agree he’s not good for the party.

        • Nahlllll says:

          You can’t undo that tweet Jamahl. We know what you are.

          • BetttyTrump says:

            Congratulations congratulations mr. Simmons well done! Now stay focus on the work that needs to be done for the people. It is all about service to and for Bermuda. Ignore the negative non Sayers and remain steadfast!

            PLP PLP all the way!

      • aceboy says:

        Respect is earned, not simply afforded by virtue of a position.

    • serengeti says:

      They approve of his tweeted messages. That’s really all the PLP has. Anti-foreigner, anti-immigration, anti-other races. That’s their platform. He fits right in.

      • Cleancut says:

        Just see what happens at the next election. we will have a mass of new Bermudians by that time all registered to vote.

        Marc Bean thinks his childish games are funny right now and he is getting away with it.

        New voters are watching!

    • Coffee says:

      Resign in disgrace you say ? Well…. That distinction belongs to Craig Cannonier , and remember Mark Pettingale took the cowards way by leaving office prematurely for a three month gig .

      • Creamy says:

        Yeah but they weren’t “welcomed back” three months later, were they. Typical PLP. Resign in disgrace, then come back as if nothing happened. Same thing happened with Roban.

  2. hmmm says:

    The new MP pledged to “hit the ground running and start working, because the people deserve a working representative, and they deserve a voice who will fight for our people…”

    So Terry, OBA or PLP were not fighting for our people before you arrived. On day one already talking stupid. Not a good start.

  3. will says:

    Well firstly you should fix the hole in Somerset bridge.

  4. A Better Bermuda says:

    The good Dr.’s must be glad to have all his finger puppets lined up in a row now

  5. LOL (Original TM*) says:

    I don’t see anyone in the pictures I would support.

    LOL just my opinion.

  6. Sky Pilot says:

    abandon hope all ye you enter the plp

  7. campervan says:

    “Jamahl, welcome to Team PLP, now please hand over your phone so that we can disable your twitter account immediately”:)

  8. Terry says:

    I said it would be close.

    PLP stronghold and 533 failed to show up and vote.

    Imagine if they did. I am sure they were not all off island.

    136 votes is not a major loss considering the above.

    But can’t change the outcome but would have been an OBA win if people did not take things for granted as a sure PLP win.

    Shalom.

  9. Here comes the fire!! says:

    Nothing but negativity from the OBA faithful. Typical behaviour. The people have spoken so let’s move on. If you really want to talk about something, talk about the position the OBA put Ms. Marshall in last night as she walked out of the hall with very LITTLE OBA support.

    • Terry says:

      Don’t wanna pis on your fire but your wrong. The people did not speak.
      533 did not vote.
      The OBA put Mrs Marshall in a great position so as to create more good governance.

      “LITTLE OBA support”?

      Are you mad?
      Whilst yoo luut celebrating a win with mass supporters the OBA and Mrs Marshall accepted defeat with gentile response.

      Now go back to your negativity.

    • hmmm says:

      Bermuda faithful. Not OBA faithful.

      I’m sorry, but I don’t see what value he adds to the process, he has already proved being a liability to Bermuda.

      she was there to work for the people of Bermuda…when you show up for work do you expect a giant party of supporters, or just your work colleagues.

      There should be no fame, and no pop stars in politics. Sadly the PLP don’t understand.

    • Tolerate says:

      Agree, move on… a democratic process took place and a winner (ouch) was elected.
      Just like on December 17th 2012; let’s move on and work as one.
      IMO

    • Creamy says:

      The OBA got the same result yesterday as in the last general election. Which they won.

  10. NCM says:

    Congratulations, Mr. Simmons. Will you now be moving back to St. George’s?

  11. arthur conan doyle says:

    It was a seat the PLP should have won easily …. but you cannot say there was a clear messages when there was only a 59pc turnout. I would say the ‘clear’ message is clear in another way ….

  12. Self says:

    It remains to be seen what will happen if the OBA wins the next general election. Jamahl Simmons wants to climb all the way to the top. If the PLP doesn’t get back into power, I wonder just how much use he will have for them. Unfortunately, he isn’t known for his loyalty.

  13. Creme Brûlée says:

    Just another surrogate for he who cannot be mentioned, but the voters voted for him – we reap what we sow.

  14. campervan says:

    I bet that four star in flatts get a better turn out this afternoon.

  15. What a Joke says:

    This is hilarious, 788 votes in total! Just proves that Bermuda’s government is way too big for it’s britches. Canada has electoral districts with more people than the entire population of Bermuda, and Canada is a relatively small country in terms of population!

    • mixitup says:

      You mean the Canada that wants to be important in the world but is Just never taken seriously?… Oh them.

      • skytrain says:

        The Canada that has no racial divide and no debt!

        • Kunta says:

          No racial divide in Canada, I guess we’ll have to ask de Natives of Canada.

        • North Preston disagrees says:

          Can’t speak to Canada’s debt. But I think the long term residents of North Preston, Nova Scotia would disagree with “no racial divide”.Bet the 3 little Black elementary school girls strip searched by a white Halifax Police officer in 2001 would have something to add.

          • What a Joke says:

            It’s 2014 now, stop holding on to the past and focus on the progress we’ve achieved.

  16. Terry says:

    Mark Been better get out his counter……
    Simmons won’t be opening a new Ice Cream factory…….
    But it will be cold………….

    • A Better Bermuda says:

      Terry can you please explaim your comment because i didn’t understand it

  17. adrianne says:

    WELL ANOTHER SAD DAY FOR BERMUDA AND BERMUDIANS

  18. Just a matter of time says:

    @ Terry “Don’t wanna pis on your fire but your wrong. The people did not speak. 533 did not vote.”

    So did the people speak in Dec 2012 for the OBA win? Many people stayed home then as well. Smh at the continued hypocrisy.

  19. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    #33…held in a masonic lodge…hmmmm.

  20. Balanced Facts says:

    Jamal will be tedious and annoying in the House impacting negatively on the intellectual pool of the PLP which is already low at best. The Community may see him twice before Christmas and that will be it til the next election unless he quits! #33 lost a good man in Lister and sadly gained a Bean yes man in Simmons! Not good for the Country at all…I am not a fan of Georgia but come on Greenies you could have picked someone of substance for a guaranteed seat!

  21. Alvin Williams says:

    Do the political supporters of the herd mentality OBA government really think that the people of Bermuda were not ready to make a judgement on the almost two years of this government and it’s anti-Bermudian sentiment? It certainly seems to be the case. It’s candidate could not even run on her government’s record as she made every effort to distant herself from the political party in whose name she stood for. Of course that was probably the political advise of it’s foreign consultants. Now all of a sudden it Senate leader is at great pains to declare that his OBA government is dong everything to help Bermudians? At the same time it’s leader is desperately attempting to claim that the result of the bye-election is not a judgement on his government policies which many Bermudians see as going against their interests. Look for more photo-opts; and little give away’s on the part of this government in an effort to convince Bermudians that they have their best interests at heart? But the cat is out of the bag and has long disappear down the road; something that Bermudians have been made to painfully become aware having to have to live through almost two years under this anti-Bermudian government.

    • hmmm says:

      OBA are Pro-Bermudian. They are Bermudian.

      PLP sold Bermuda and pulled the wool over our eyes.

      It’s a hell of a trick they pulled off, spend all our money and borrow more in our name that we have to pay interest on and eventually repay. Whilst doing so, they ranted race, plantation so folks wouldn’t realise what they were getting away with.

  22. Ringmaster says:

    Terry Lister was correct in his comment that voters should “vote for the party for all Bermudians”. It was ignored though. From the photos and the people in them it is clear which party is for all Bermudians. # 33 is staunch PLP and as a bye-election the result should have been a landslide for the PLP, but it wasn’t. Clearly many voters stayed home to show their feelings at both the candidate and the Party, yet the PLP have spun the result as a victory. That’s politics.

  23. Say What ? says:

    What has happened is the PLP have lost even more support, but as always the PLP windbags still have not noticed for show boating !! Not to mention backing that guy !! Sick !!!!!!!

  24. Say What ? says:

    What has happened is the PLP have lost even more support, but as always the PLP windbags still have not noticed for show boating !!

  25. Christopher James says:

    Don’t know what you are all arguing about.

    #33 will get exactly what they voted for – NOTHING!

    Simmons will hit the ground running for sure – back to St George.

    You people have been had yet again.

  26. Lily says:

    Sadly the voters of this district deserve what they will get and when they do, they will blame the OBA.

    Let’s face it they could have run Alabama and won by the same margin. Sad!

    • Kunta says:

      Sore Loser
      BOO HOO HOO

      • Anbu says:

        Not a sore loser buddy. Its hilarious that the plp voters actually think theyll have something done for them. Lmao. As expected tho

        • Christopher James says:

          Anbu is correct, in fact I cannot think of a better example of PLP ever voting for a more inappropriately wrong candidate. A cardboard box would have been more effective, would have worked harder, and be more reliable and trustworthy.

          #33 voters did it to themselves and I for one am going to enjoy watching them as they regret this idiotic move to place this flip flop into the house.

          It is simply laughable.

    • Balanced Facts says:

      I would have voted for Alabama over Jamal in a heart beat!

  27. get serious says:

    I would never vote plp ever again!! Marc Bean and Jamal Simmons only know how to name call. Two very immature dangerous persons. Not leadership material!

  28. animallover says:

    I understand that the PLP fed people? Isn’t that eff–in crazy? Is that brain washing or what….I do not understand how they get away with this crap…The OBA would be on every TV station, newspaper and radio talk show if this ever happened. Come on PLP act right please? If not get the heck out of Politics would you!