List Of All Bermuda Premiers

From 1968 to 1998 the UBP had seven Premiers: Sir Henry Tucker, Sir Edward Richards, Sir John Sharpe, Sir David Gibbons, Sir John Swan, Dr. David Saul and Dame Pamela Gordon. From 1998 – 2012 the PLP had four Premiers: Dame Jennifer Smith, Alex Scott, Dr. Ewart Brown and Paula Cox. Since taking power in 2012, the OBA has had two Premiers: Craig Cannonier and Michael Dunkley.

Sir Edward Richards [UBP] was the first black Premier, Dame Pamela Gordon [UBP] was the first female Premier, Dame Jennifer Smith [PLP] was the first female to lead a political party to victory, and Sir John Swan [UBP] is Bermuda’s longest serving Premier.

  • UBP: Sir Henry Tucker [June 1968 – Dec 1971]
  • UBP: Sir Edward Richards [Dec 1971 – Dec 1975]
  • UBP: Sir John Sharpe [Dec 1975 – Aug 1977]
  • UBP: Sir David Gibbons [Aug 1977 – Jan 1982]
  • UBP: Sir John Swan [Jan 1982 – Aug 1995]
  • UBP: Dr. David Saul [Aug 1995 – Mar 1997]
  • UBP: Dame Pamela Gordon [Mar 1997 – Nov 1998]
  • PLP: Dame Jennifer Smith [Nov 1998 – July 2003]
  • PLP: Alex Scott [July 2003 – Oct 2006]
  • PLP: Dr. Ewart Brown [Oct 2006 – Oct 2010]
  • PLP: Paula Cox [Oct 2010 – Dec 2012]
  • OBA: Craig Cannonier [Dec 2012 – May 2014]
  • OBA: Michael Dunkley [May 2014 – present]