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Progressive Labour Party Matters Continue

Progressive Labour Party Matters Continue

Internal discussions continue within the Progressive Labour Party, as following the retirement of one of their MPs and their new smaller Shadow Cabinet, the latest matter involves a former Party Leader sending a legal letter to the sitting Party Leader requesting a retraction of comments he allegedly made. Legal Letter A lawyer representing former Premier... Read more of this article

Bye-Election Set To Be Called In Constituency 13

Bye-Election Set To Be Called In Constituency 13

Following the resignation of PLP MP Glenn Blakeney, a bye-election will be called in Constituency 13 Devonshire North Central, and while neither party has officially announced a candidate yet, both can be expected to challenge for the seat. Mr Blakeney — who was was first elected in 2003 and then subsequently reelected in 2007 and 2012 —... Read more of this article

Glenn Blakeney Submits Resignation Letter

Glenn Blakeney Submits Resignation Letter

[Updated] Devonshire North Central MP Glenn Blakeney has submitted his resignation letter to the Speaker of the House, confirming his retirement effective December 7, 2015, saying his “decision is predominantly based upon personal reasons.” Mr Blakeney, who is also well known outside of political circles through his career in broadcasting,... Read more of this article

MP Zane DeSilva: “I Could No Longer Serve”

MP Zane DeSilva: “I Could No Longer Serve”

“After months of careful consideration I came to the conclusion that I could no longer serve in a Shadow Cabinet led by Marc Bean,” Progressive Labour Party MP Zane DeSilva said this evening [Dec 3]. Mr DeSilva said, “For the sake of clarification, I wish to inform my constituents and the Bermudian public that last week, prior to the... Read more of this article

PLP Announce New, Smaller Shadow Cabinet

PLP Announce New, Smaller Shadow Cabinet

[Updated] The PLP has announced a new Shadow Cabinet — which has been reduced in size — saying the “shift in parliamentary responsibilities is intended to increase efficiency, reinforce that we are a Government in Waiting, and that we are prepared and capable of handling the people’s business in the most responsible and respectable... Read more of this article

Speculation Surrounds Possible PLP Changes

Speculation Surrounds Possible PLP Changes

[Updating] Unofficial sources are indicating that there may be changes being considered within the Progressive Labour Party, with suggestions that MP Glenn Blakeney may be planning to retire from politics, as well as some members of the party desiring a change of leadership. Multiple sources suggest that Mr Blakeney may have informed the party of his... Read more of this article