By-Election Called For Devonshire North Central

December 29, 2015

The Parliamentary Registrar today advised that Governor George Fergusson has issued a writ of election for the by-election to take place in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central.

Polling day for the by-election will take place on 4th February 2016. The polling place will be the National Sports Centre Pavilion in Devonshire. Nomination Day is on 20th January 2016.

Registration for voters living in Constituency 13 will close on Tuesday, 5th January 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Voters can register online at www.elections.gov.bm or at the Parliamentary Registration office in Craig Appin House 3rd Floor, #8 Wesley Street in the City of Hamilton.

PLP Diallo Rabain - OBA Andrew Simons

The by-election has been prompted by the retirement of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, who submitted his resignation letter to the Speaker of the House, confirming his retirement effective December 7th.

In the 2012 General Election, Mr Blakeney defeated the OBA’s C. Anthony Francis by a margin of 19 votes, winning 51.18% of the vote [411 votes], while Mr Francis won 48.82% of the vote [392 votes].

In the 2007 General Election Mr Blakeney won 53.52% of the vote vs the UBP’s Albertha Waite, and in the 2003 General Election Mr Blakeney won 57.22% of the vote vs the UBP’s Hilary Soares.

Senator Diallo Rabain will contest the election for the PLP, while Andrew Simons will run for the OBA.

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  1. Would be nice to have a live debate before people get elected.

  2. There are those who would love to live in this constituency.Diallo Rabain is the choice in my family!!

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      What do you want a cookie or something?

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      The question is, why? What has he done? More importantly, what has the party that he represents done that has been beneficial to Bermuda? Anything that deserves a vote?

  3. Lois Frederick says:

    My family is supporting Andrew Simons on Feb 4th.

  4. fast forward says:

    Me and my family support Mr. Rabain.

    • hmmm says:

      All these people think they can make their family vote a certain way.

      A vote I a private choice for each individual person…some folks say they are voting for one and then vote for the other….you’ll never find out.

  5. Truth Teller says:

    My family will be supporting Diallo Rabain all the way.

  6. Coffee says:

    Because the UBP/OBA are silent on the issue of SSM , the PLP will win this easily .

  7. Nok says:

    Rabin’s got this,

    • hmmm says:

      I agree, Dilly Dally E I E I Oh will win this easily.

      Then he will be voted out in the General Election !

  8. some beach says:

    When you see right and wrong…that would be the bend in de road…

  9. Really says:

    Devonshire North Central is my constituency and I feel it’s going to be a close race. If Rabin is anything like Blakeney, Mr. Simons will win this hands down. I like Andrew. I have had the pleasure in speaking with both young men, and although PLP is my party, but if I had to vote on the person which I will do, Mr Andrew Simons has my vote 100%.

  10. Smh says:

    Sorry you lot but Andrew has more to offer and isn’t just another mouthpeice that’s all talk and no do

  11. Rhonda says:

    C13 has a high level of seniors, imo Seniors will decide which administration they trust.

    In spite of the oba’s claims of a mistake in the land tax hike. Seniors can’t be fooled twice.

    The oba has a trust deficit.

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