Video: David Burt Appointed Opposition Leader

November 9, 2016

David Burt was officially appointed Opposition Leader at a ceremony today [Nov 9] at Government House, with the new Opposition Leader thanking his family for their support, as well as extending his gratitude to the past PLP leaders he served under, saying “they have set a standard, and I have big shoes to fill.”

Following the retirement of former PLP Leader Marc Bean last week Friday, Mr Burt was elected as the new PLP Leader, defeating veteran MP Dennis Lister by a margin of 39 – 35 to win the leadership position. Walter Roban was elected as the new Deputy Leader, filling a position previously held by Mr Burt.

5-minute live stream replay:

Mr Burt signing:

David Burt appointed Opposition Leader Nov 2016 (1)

Mr Burt, his wife Kristin and their two children with with Acting Governor Ginny Ferson:

David Burt appointed Opposition Leader Nov 2016 (2)

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  1. somuchless says:

    And the show begins…

  2. Jus' Askin' says:

    Road to Election 2017 :-D

  3. truth teller says:

    Colonel Burch will be appointed very soon. Remember you read it here first.

  4. ToldYouSo says:

    Congrats Mr. Burt!!!!!!!!! I told you 2 years ago this would happen!!!! Congrats once again!!!!

  5. WTF PLP Delegates? says:

    Coy Millett: “My hope is that the Party makes it through the storm ahead, and ultimately finds someone with morals, ethics, a conscience, and decency to lead before it becomes too late.”

    I guess some wish to continue with the politics of plunder!

  6. brutus Burt says:

    Brutus Burt looks happy….. but once you stab one person in the back – it tends to catch up

  7. watching says:

    Well done David!

  8. inna says:

    Where were the rest of his “colleagues” at the ceremony?

  9. Warlord says:

    what a fine opposition leader,and that’s how far it goes.Sorry Burt you are not fit to run Bermuda!

  10. Derek says:

    It appears the Western World is becoming less tolerant, more hateful, bigoted and divisive.

    I predict the PLP will do quite well in the next election as these seem to be their key tactics.

    • Django Unchained says:


      • Widget says:

        @ Dejango Unchained. Whatcha smoking man? Say it again so we can all understand you.

  11. Good luck says:

    Congratulations Mr. Burt now I would like to see and hear you encompass all Bermudians unlike some of your predecessors. How refreshing it would be to eliminate the hate that exists on this tiny island. So easy to do!!

  12. the real Terry says:

    @onion juice, could the reason you seem to harp on Sen.Fahy all the time be because you are jealous of his knowledge and education, he has probably forgotten more than you will ever knew LOL

    • Widget says:

      @ the real Terry. I second that comment. Senator Fahy is a very intelligent man. One only has to speak with him to recognize just how bright he actually is. No disrespect to Onion Juice but you sir couldn’t hold a candle to this honorable gentleman. You should not put your dogs in this fight, you’ll loose every time.

      To Mr. Burt. Never met you and don’t know you from a snowball. However, I would like to pass on my congratulations to you and succeeding Mr. Bean. Please when you conceder your future with your party I employ you to keep every Bermudian in your concerns and not just a few. If you wish to unite your party, great. However, your accomplishments will be better served if you unite the country.

  13. Born Bermudian says:

    PLP Fast Track Program added to the resume.

  14. Bermy.The.End says:

    Make Bermuda Great Again.

  15. Wow says:

    The whole party needs to retire. They did absolutely NOTHING progressively for us while in power and all they do is complain about the AC. Do Bermuda and her people a favor by doing away with the PLP and start fresh with a new name and young blood who are qualified, driven and honest. Who want whats best for ALL Bermudians not just black folks. Sorry call it what it is but everyone knows its true that the PLP are only in it for a certain sector of the community and in recent years they’ve proven that they’re in it for noone but the PLP name. Unless this party significantly changes they will not win the next election. If it was called tomorrow they wouldnt get my vote again :(

  16. John says:

    He is a very handsome man

  17. Takbir Karriem Sharrieff says:

    Go with Gusto Mr.Burt,,,,,,,,,,congratulations ,,,,,,fo your appointment to the next Government Premirship……Peace.

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