Thad Hollis To Run As Independent In #C6

June 21, 2017

thad_hollisThad Hollis — the former chairman of the One Bermuda Alliance — has announced he will be running as an independent candidate in the upcoming General Election.

In a post on a social media page titled “Thaddeus Hollis – Independent Candidate – Hamilton West No. 6″, Mr Hollis said, “Proud to announce that I shall be running as an independent candidate in the upcoming General Election on 18th July, 2017.

“I believe that independent candidates can give a voice to voters and not be bound to Party dictates.

“I look forward to engaging with you the voters in the constituency and being your voice in the House.

“I am available to meet and listen to your concerns; please reach out to me at 505-9972 or email me at thad@northrock.bm.”

Bernews contacted Mr Hollis via phone to confirm the social media post, and Mr Hollis confirmed that it is correct.

Constituency #6 Hamilton West is currently held by the PLP’s Wayne Furbert, who won with 56.23% of the vote in the last General Election, and won the seat in the two elections prior to that as a UBP candidate.

The results from C#6 in the 2012 election are below. The OBA has already confirmed that Simone Barton will be their candidate for the area.

C6 2012 Election Result

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  1. watching says:

    If Hollis really was concerned about the way the country was being run under his party the OBA, the one he resigned as Chairman from due to Jetgate, he would have run in an OBA seat to try and wrestle that one out of their hands. But by running in C6 he is trying to prevent a PLP victory which will put the power back with his “former” Party.
    He should have run in C10 or C9 or somewhere to show his dissent with the OBA.
    I don’t expect him to have much effect in C6.

    • hmmm says:

      He never said he was concerned with how the country was being run. You just made that up.

      Another PLP liar, but it is OK to lie isn’t it…you love to deceive.

      • Easter Lily Onion says:

        Actually, quite the opposite. I think he is only going to pull disenchanted OBA voters. Though Wayne Furbert was always going to win this one, this just makes his margin that much bigger. Frankly, a strange constituency for Mr. Hollis to have chosen. Surely Craig Cannonier would be more vulnerable to an insurgency campaign like his?

        • Why did this guy step down as O.B.A. chairman?
          Mmmmmm

        • Interesting says:

          Thad when you come to my house please tell my family why you left the ubp/oba, because my whole family is getting ready to vote them out:

      • Actually Singing says:

        hmmm news flash…..ALL POLITICIANS LIE!!!!

        Grow Up and get Educated

    • Sherbet man says:

      Awwww you worried? Haha Wayne will lose come Election Day watch dis space ;)

    • Bumbling bear says:

      Huh

    • Bumbling bear says:

      Jetgate, that’s nothing .

      U got bigger problems , how bout david Burt and Zane DeSilva were gonna be on the same flight on the Sunday June 11th to go have meetings in NJ.
      Who were they going to meet with ?
      Why were they going ?
      Who else was going with them ?

      David Burt can’t be trusted because of his connection to Zane and ewart

    • Free Thinker says:

      Well done Thad. All the best

  2. inna says:

    Bye- bye flip-flop!!!!

    • Dreamer says:

      Half of the PLP are broken down UBP/OBA politicians that had to flip flop just to stay relevant. Not sure which is my favourite to be honest. I’d say Kim Swan but Jahmal Simmons and Wayne Furbert are both in for a good shout.

      • pink boxes says:

        Wayne Furbert is a joke. Just like the rest of them. I am not supporting ANY of the two parties, because they are all just looking out for their own good.It is never about the country!

    • Free Thinker says:

      Thad ignore these Whingers!

  3. Jus' Askin' says:

    Thad Thad Thad
    Where have You been Bie? :-D

  4. Navin Johnson says:

    Why?

  5. It a good day says:

    Congratulations!

  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    What do you do when you have two good candidates & an incumbent lump on a log?

    • Publius says:

      Vote for the one that can win?

    • Free Thinker says:

      What do you do with a spineless, heartless, judgmental old fart? Give him a platform where he can spew his hate.

  7. Wow says:

    Oba tactic to take from Wayne to give to their candidate.I am sure he knows that. Not surprised.

    • Onion says:

      I suspect it will do more to hurt the OBA. Which is a shame because Wayne is a dinosaur who needs to make way for younger people.

  8. Lol says:

    Dont know about the rest of you but im still waiting on his report on jetgate like we forgot because the ubp/oba liers swept it under the rug…

    • Toodle-oo says:

      How about a report on the Global hue ‘Jetgate’ . The incident that actually DID cost the island millions .

    • 32n64w says:

      Suggest you search Bernews as it’s been online for ages already.

      • Lol says:

        That so called report left more questions than answers which i can bet was a major factor in him leaving the oba but yea you are right there was report made***sarcasm***

  9. bdaboy says:

    “Dont know about the rest of you but im still waiting on his report on jetgate like we forgot because the ubp/oba liers swept it under the rug…”

    We need the $800M :)

  10. John says:

    Wayne will end up being a liability as he is x UBP ole school and earning a reputation as being a bit flaky and his persecution of the bermuda gay community is a slippery slope shows a lack of understanding of the Bible let alone compassion for minorities and total lack of focus on REAL problems that Bermuda needs tackling but in saying he may likely still just win then again even church folks have gay family members

  11. Madge says:

    what a mess Bermuda politics has become !!!!!! to think that we Bermudians are so stupid… it is still all about the black versus whites !!! not what is better for us bermudians…

    • Cow Polly says:

      Actually its about Black vs Black.

      This election is all about the black swing voters – the whites are marginalized. Therefore you have the PLP throwing in the race card trying to win their votes on emotional blackmail and the OBA hoping on a prayer that their record will speak for itself.

  12. Coffee says:

    Should have ran against Dunkley , Richards , Gibbons or Moniz . Anybody else proves that Thad’s a half stepper . No one should take him serious !

  13. Francis says:

    Thaddeus – stand down. You have just guaranteed a Flip Flip Furbert win

    • Free Thinker says:

      Thad stand your ground, forget these naysayers

  14. Wow says:

    I feel the seething hatred.
    Didn’t you guys hear what Shawn Crockwell said?

  15. Rocky5 says:

    IMHO Thad is way to nice to be a politician.

    • Run It says:

      He talks a lot and doesn’t do much so he’ll be perfect.

  16. King Jammys says:

    Wayne Furbert sat on our couch saying that the de doctah and the PLP were going to ruin Bermuda and asked us to vote UBP. Now he is lurking around looking for a PLP vote ???? You can’t make this up if you tried. A PLP vote is a vote for poverty. Where has he been the last five years?

    • Free Thinker says:

      An OBA vote is a vote for exclusion, isolation of the 98% who are hard working Bermudians, the 2% who have the wealth and the further exodus of Bermudians who cannot secure jobs, a home or rent.

      Bermuda learn the lessons of America and British elections as well as Brexit.

  17. Stewiigriffin says:

    Wow !! Hollis ,Cox, all we need now is another 10 or 15 indepentents..tired of these two other loser parties..

  18. Rocky5 says:

    Very unlikely that he will win this seat, but good for him for running. Bermuda needs lots more independent thinkers who are willing to challenge our entrenched old fashioned politicians.

  19. scoalsy says:

    two thumbs down Mr.I can’t have my own way

  20. one love says:

    It’s about policies and the people of this country, not personalities or individuals, what party will best serve you and your descendants. What policies and platform will make a better future for your children and their children for generations to come.
    People fought hard you to have a right to vote it’s a slap in the face of your grandparents if you don’t take the opportunity.
    As for the dinosaurs in some instances it takes the dinosaur to point you to your history.
    The hatred is ingrained in some people and they don’t know it.
    You are stupid if you think politics is about black and white it is and always will be about philosophy and policy that is what each party stands on. What they believe
    check out what each party believes not what the individual says they believe it is what the party back ground and history shows you,
    Prior to 1998 I remember people living in tents in this Island, people living in cars, people living on the beaches .
    Under this Gov, people have lost homes that they worked hard to get
    jobs lost at the drop of a hat.
    Gov owned properties sold to oba friends and family
    The exploitation of black faces in their party that never get to hold a portfolio “dumb” like sheep to the slaughter.
    Have a Good Day

  21. one love says:

    It’s about policies and the people of this country, not personalities or individuals, what party will best serve you and your descendants. What policies and platform will make a better future for your children and their children for generations to come.
    People fought hard you to have a right to vote it’s a slap in the face of your grandparents if you don’t take the opportunity.
    As for the dinosaurs in some instances it takes the dinosaur to point you to your history and show you a brighter future .
    The hatred is ingrained in some people and they don’t know it.
    You are stupid if you think politics is about black and white it is and always will be about philosophy and policy that is what each party stands on. What they believe
    check out what each party believes not what the individual says they believe it is what the party back ground and history shows you,
    Prior to 1998 I remember people living in tents in this Island, people living in cars, people living on the beaches .
    Under this Gov, people have lost homes that they worked hard to get
    jobs lost at the drop of a hat.
    Gov owned properties sold to oba friends and family
    The exploitation of black faces in their party that never get to hold a portfolio “dumb” like sheep to the slaughter.
    Have a Good Day

  22. Big Maurice says:

    Functional unity

  23. Nikon says:

    This dude is a tool.

  24. turtle says:

    I think He is a smart and very handsome men.

  25. Hamilton Parish says:

    Thad is a Joker. Wayne and Derrick are always working for Hamilton Parish. Although Thad lives off Radnor Road, in Hamilton Parish. He will need a map to find his way over Crawl Hill. Wayne knows those roads very well. Thad will get no more than 30 votes.

  26. LOVE WINS says:

    “To deny people their Human Rights is to challenge their very Humanity” – Nelson Mandela
    Wayne Fubert PLP MP for Constituency #6 has and continues to threaten the rights of same gender marriages.
    #lovewins

  27. Open Minded says:

    Well Well Well Bermuda! Always complaining never satisfied.
    If you don’t like the current situation, get your lazy *** up and do something about it. To all those naysayers either be quiet or run as an independent or create your own party.

  28. Hayward says:

    Wishing u best of luck Thad!
    Lets get rid of Fuebert.