Three Candidates Declare For By-Election In C26

December 5, 2016

Nomination Day was held today [Dec 5] at St Mary’s Church Hall in Warwick for the by-election in Constituency 26 Warwick South Central, which is set to take place on December 20th.

Three candidates officially declared they would be running – the PLP’s Neville Tyrrell, the OBA’s Robyn Swan and Independent David W. Burch.

Nominations C26 Bermuda December 2016 (3)

The by-election is being called due to the retirement of Marc Bean, who stepped down as both Leader of the Opposition and as a Member of Parliament.

The last by-election in Constituency #26 was called in 2010 following the resignation of former Premier Dr Ewart Brown, and saw a three-way race with the PLP, UBP and BDA. Mr Bean won with 310 votes, United Bermuda Party candidate Devrae Noel-Simmons with 78 votes, while Sylvan Richards, then running under the Bermuda Democratic Alliance, got 70 votes.

Nominations C26 Bermuda December 2016 (2)

The PLP has won the seat in the last three General Elections; in 2012 Marc Bean retained the C#26 seat with 65.08% of the vote vs Ras Mykkal [OBA], in 2007 Dr Ewart Brown [PLP] won 68.45% of the vote vs Roderick Simmons [UBP], while the 2003 General Election saw Dr Brown win with 65.99% of the vote vs Gwyneth Rawlins [UBP].

According to the official election website, Polling Day for this by-election will be on December 20th, from 8:00am – 8:00pm at St. Mary’s Church Hall in Warwick.

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  1. Say Whaat? says:

    OBA should sit this by-election out. No one is voting for them after Friday.

    And I STILL have seen her canvassing my area. Guess it ain’t important to her.

    • Point boy says:

      As a result of last Fridays (unlawful) blockage of the gates to the House. It is great to see them still canvassing!

      Don’t lose faith.

      I for one, can’t stand a Bully: (Not to mention)………….

      • Well Fahy bullied with Immigration and SpongeBob bullied with Furlogh days and now this $#!££¥ airport deal.(not to mention)
        LMFAO

        • Dumbion says:

          You say, the peoople wanted to know more about the airport deal so the politians went to speak on the subject and debate it. Then you block them from doing their job and giving you the very information you asked for. Your prevented the opposition from asking questions. WTF? The truth is, if it isnt a PLP idea, you dont want to hear about it.

          The PLP had their own airport plan so they there can not truthfully say they don’t believe we need one.

          The PLP have not come up with a single sound alternative or plan that shows how they plan on paying for it.

          The PLP were unable to manage any project they dealt with, Berkely, the Pier, Port Roya, Dame Lois Brown Evans Building and many other were millions overbudget and badly managed.

          In 14 years managed to noty only spend the money we had, but they overspent by $1.2B. In addition to that most of the projects that went overbudget were handed to members of that same party.

          In 14 years they also manged to “loose” over three quarters of a bilion dollars. Nobody knows where these monies went?

          So Onion Juice and other fans. Would you say they were trustworthy? Would you say they were good managers of the peoples money? Would you say they were crooks? I don’t know. However, I do know this. You can’t say you can’t pretend you don’t know where the money went AND at the same time say you were good at governing. Ineffective at manageing money , or crooke – you tell me. I await your reply.

        • Dumbion says:

          Oh Onion Juice. Lets clarify. the reason why we had an immigration isue to begiin with is because the PLP government drafted an immigration law that was left with holes in it. That is how this all started. Or have you forgotten already.

          The reason my Furlough days even becamme an issue is because the PLP was handed a booming economy (one of the top 10 in the world) andin 14 years left us with massive unemployment -4000 jobs lost, and 1.2 billion in debt and loans. And lets be honest, we all know (you included) that the unemployment figures would have been far worse and more accurate if the previous government try to hide the true inpact of their unemployment disater by hiring 1000 people into government jobs that were not needed.

          The OBA could be just as reckeless and crafty and hire 2000 people to government jobs to make everything appear peachy keen, but that would be dishonest and misleading.

          • Herbalist says:

            WRONG!

            The reason we had furlough days was give the extra tax payers money over to the America’s Cup.

            • Dumbion says:

              BS. If we had the 1.2 bil overspent by the PLP OR the $800 mill that went bye bte. we would have had money for AC and a new f’n airport too!

        • JAWS says:

          It wasn’t just Fahy it was the whole team, Fahy only took the blame for whole Team OBA.

          Fahy is a pretty cool guy. Remember he was one of the originals that left the UBP nasty team to form the BDA. In hind site I wish he and the rest of the good members didn’t merge with the clowns from the UBP.

    • Say Whaat? says:

      Correction, I have NOT seen this chick canvassing around my area.

  2. YADON says:

    Vote independent: let’s send a message to the status quo that the majority are not impressed with either side of our political mafia.
    We shouldn’t have to choose the lesser of two evils, we should be choosing from our best and brightest.
    I call on all good people of Bermuda to stand up and run as an independent in the next election. If you don’t think you are the right person, I know you know someone who IS. Please encourage them to step up. No more can we continue with this!

  3. Cedar Stump says:

    A staple PLP seat will be difficult for any non-PLP member to win. The PLP are in a mess and are deflecting with a near riot last friday. Perhaps people will look very close to what they want for Bermuda and vote for a bullying economic disaster OR a long rocky road to recovery.

    • O.B.A. are finished, try coming back under another name.
      LMFAO

      • Jus' Wonderin' says:

        You act like that’s a good thing lmfao…when the PLP/UBP win next year what will they give us or better yet throughout their 14 years WHAT HAVE THEY GIVEN US that made you so happy about them?! I’ll wait…..

  4. hmmm says:

    It is amazing how some people are pretending the OBA had anything to do with the Police action. They had nothing to do with it…yet if they LIE and help steal your vote for the blockers of democracy the PLP who are directly responsible for blocking the entrance then its OK isn’t it..

    LIES are OK according to PLP. You have to look to your faith, look to your heart and then look to your head and consider the truth.

  5. John says:

    We were duped under the last PLP gomint looks like they are walking us down the path again we never learn

  6. Proud Bermudian says:

    Hopefully “say what” is not referring to a lady as a chick. Wow…how have we been brought up to respect people.