Tag: Bermuda elections

Sandys South By-Election Set: November 18th

Sandys South By-Election Set: November 18th

Governor George Fergusson issued a Writ giving notice that the Constituency #33 Sandys South by-election will be held on November 18th, with the Nomination day set for October 28th. The by-election follows the resignation of Terry Lister, who announced on September 23rd that he will be retiring from politics. Mr. Lister — who has represented Sandys... Read more of this article

Opinion: Time To Lower The Voting Age?

Opinion: Time To Lower The Voting Age?

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] The recent Scottish independence referendum has been inspiring on many levels, not the least for the 86% turn out, or the national conversation [and resulting UK wide discussion now on constitutional change] related to the referendum itself. One of the key lessons that one can draw from the independence... Read more of this article

By-Election To Be Held In C#33 Sandys South

By-Election To Be Held In C#33 Sandys South

The retirement of Independent MP Terry Lister paves the way for a by-election in Constituency #33 Sandys South, a constituency that has been voting for the PLP for the past few decades. Mr. Lister — who has represented Sandys South since he was first elected in 1998 – announced yesterday [Sept 23] that he will be retiring from politics. Saying that... Read more of this article

Walton Brown To Run For Opposition Leader

Walton Brown To Run For Opposition Leader

[Updated: Walton Brown confirms he will seek the leadership position] The PLP’s Annual Delegates Conference is scheduled for October 23rd, and the positions of Leader and Deputy Leader will be up for election. Marc Bean is presently the leader of the PLP, with Derrick Burgess serving as Deputy Leader, and speculation exists that both positions... Read more of this article

OBA Elect Dunkley, Richards & Woolridge

OBA Elect Dunkley, Richards & Woolridge

Michael Dunkley has been elected as OBA Leader, Minister of Finance Bob Richards has been elected the OBA Deputy Leader, and Senator Lynne Woolridge has been elected as OBA Chair. The OBA said, “Pursuant to the OBA Constitution all three were duly elected by acclaim being the only contenders who challenged for the three roles. The elected individuals... Read more of this article

OBA Leadership Election Set For This Summer

OBA Leadership Election Set For This Summer

The One Bermuda Alliance is set to hold its party leadership election later this summer, in line with their constitution [PDF] which dictates that a leadership election is to be held if the leader resigns, dies, becomes incapacitated or is no longer a sitting MP. The election follows after the resignation of Craig Cannonier, who stepped down on May... Read more of this article

OBA Members Elect Jackson And Magnum

OBA Members Elect Jackson And Magnum

MP Susan Jackson and Karen Magnum have been elected as the new One Bermuda Alliance deputy chairpersons following a Special General Meeting today [Apr 30] at their Party Headquarters on Reid Street. An OBA spokesperson said, “Votes cast in today’s One Bermuda Alliance election for two deputy chairs have been counted. “The winners are... Read more of this article

OBA Meeting To Elect Two Deputy Chairpersons

OBA Meeting To Elect Two Deputy Chairpersons

The One Bermuda Alliance will be holding a Special General Meeting tomorrow [Apr 30], at Party Headquarters on Reid Street, from 10 am to 6 pm, to elect two Deputy Chairpersons. Running on joint tickets for the positions are Sen. Lynne Woolridge and Pastor Sylvia Hayward-Harris as one team and Karen Magnum and MP Susan Jackson as the other. A statement... Read more of this article

Furbert Returned For Third Term As BIU Head

Furbert Returned For Third Term As BIU Head

The Bermuda Industrial Union [BIU] held its internal elections recently, with BIU President Chris Furbert returning for a third term. A spokesperson said, “After a very successful 4th Quadrennial Delegates Conference held on March 13 and 14, 2014, Brother Chris Furbert was returned unopposed for a third term at the helm of the Bermuda Industrial... Read more of this article

Parliamentary Select Committee On Elections

Parliamentary Select Committee On Elections

The Elections Committee will hold its first meeting on Friday [Aug 23] at 10:00 am, where it plans to review matters including whether or not parliamentary candidates are legally required to make a declaration of interest in government contracts. Established by Parliament in June 2013, the Select Committee is chaired by Walton Brown [PLP] and includes... Read more of this article


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