OBA Announce Five More Election Candidates

June 23, 2017

The OBA held a press conference today [June 23] to announce additional election candidates for the upcoming General Election, with the party confirming five candidates for the west end constituencies.

Ben Smith will run in #31 Southampton West Central, Charlie Swan in #32 Southampton West, Georgia Marshall in #33 Sandys South, Michael Swan in #35 Sandys North Central, while Ray Charlton will run in #36 Sandys North.


Ben Smith will run in #31 Southampton West Central, where he will match up against the PLP’s Crystal Caesar. The results from C#31 in the 2012 election are below.

C31 2012 Election Result

Charlie Swan — who was previously elected under the UBP and ran in the last election as an Independent — will run in #32 Southampton West, where he will match up against the PLP’s Scott Simmons. The seat is currently held by the Randy Horton, who won with 61.81% of the vote in the last General Election. The results from C#32 in the 2012 election are below.

C32 2012 Election Result

Georgia Marshall will run in C#33, a seat which is currently held by the PLP’s Jamahl Simmons who defeated Ms Marshall in a 2014 by-election after the resignation of Terry Lister. The results from C#33 in the 2012 election are below.

C33 2012 Election Result

Michael Swan will run in C#35, a seat which is currently held by the PLP’s Dennis Lister, who won with 60.9% of the vote in the last General Election. The results from C#35 in the 2012 election are below.

C35 2012 Election Result

Ray Charlton will again run in C#36, a seat which is currently held by the PLP’s Michael Scott, who won with a close margin of 50.51% of the vote in the last General Election. The results from C#36 in the 2012 election are below.

C36 2012 Election Result

The previously announced confirmed candidates for the July 18th election are:

  • Constituency #1 St Georges North: Kenneth Bascome [OBA] Renee Ming [PLP]
  • Constituency #2 George’s West: Nandi Outerbridge [OBA] Kim Swan [PLP]
  • Constituency #4 St George’s South: Suzann Roberts Holshouser [OBA] Tinee Furbert [PLP]
  • Constituency #5 Hamilton East: Peter Barrett [OBA]
  • Constituency #6 Hamilton West: Simone Barton [OBA] Thad Hollis [IND]
  • Constituency #7 Hamilton South: Sylvan Richards [OBA] Anthony Richardson [PLP]
  • Constituency #8 Smith’s South: Rose Ann Tucker [PLP]
  • Constituency #9 Smith’s West: Vance Campbell [PLP]
  • Constituency #10 Smith’s North: Rev Dr Ernest Peets [PLP]
  • Constituency #12 Devonshire South Central: Craig Cannonier [OBA]
  • Constituency #13 Devonshire North Central: Fabian Minors [OBA]
  • Constituency #14 Devonshire North West: Glen Smith [OBA] Wayne Caines [PLP]
  • Constituency #15 Pembroke East: Scott Stewart [OBA]
  • Constituency #17 Pembroke Central: Andrew Simons [OBA]
  • Constituency #18 Pembroke West Central: Nicholas Kempe [OBA]
  • Constituency #19 Pembroke West: Jeanne Atherden [OBA] Jason Hayward [PLP]
  • Constituency #20 Pembroke South West: Susan Jackson [OBA] Graham Maule [PLP]
  • Constituency #21 Pembroke South East: Rodney Smith [OBA]
  • Constituency #22 Paget East: Dr Grant Gibbons [OBA]
  • Constituency #23 Paget West: Rev. Dr. Emilygail Dill [PLP]
  • Constituency #24 Warwick South East: Nalton Brangman [OBA]
  • Constituency #25 Warwick North East: Jeff Baron [OBA]
  • Constituency #26 Warwick South Central: Robyn Swan [OBA]
  • Constituency #27 Warwick North Central: Sheila Gomez [OBA]
  • Constituency #28 Warwick West: Jeff Sousa [OBA] Dennis Lister III [PLP]
  • Constituency #30 Southampton East Central: Quinton Butterfield [PLP]
  • Constituency #31 Southampton West Central: Crystal Caesar [PLP]
  • Constituency #32 Southampton West: Scott Simmons [PLP]

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  1. puzzled says:

    I see a draw.

  2. Warrior says:

    Waiting to hear who the Candidate is for Constituency #3.

    • wahoo says:

      Hold your breath.

    • watching says:

      me thinks they are having problems finding one. wouldn’t they have been announced with the other east end candidates, either 1 and 2 or 4, 5, 6, 7.
      Same with 34.

  3. what_de_what says:

    One thing is for certain – OBA clearly has the more diverse candidates by a long shot.


    • Breathe says:

      Does superficial diversity matter if the policies are bad? I’ll take good policy over pretense at diversity every time. Less focus on the optics and more focus on what they stand for.

    • Onion says:

      And a lot less baggage.

    • Hahaha says:

      Only just realized that when you pointed it out! It’s obvious but the other side doesn’t want you to know this truth. They love to talk about race but it’s clear the OBA is far more diverse then they are.

    • Jus' Askin' says:

      Do they really though?
      OBA does not represent ‘All Classes’ of Bermuda.
      Or are You talking about skin color/race? ;-)

      • Come on says:

        And PLP do? All classes, really.

      • Hahaha says:

        I appreciate your reply. I believe they do 100%. During their last 5 years in Government they have demonstrated that they care about all Bermudians. Not only their OBA supporters, that’s why I switched from the plp!!! My life has been better!!! Ibelieve the plp mean well but I also believe the OBA mean well AND can provide a better government for Bermuda, for her people and for the world.

        Why do you believe they do not represent all classes of Bermuda? I am talking about diversity in all things; gender, age, profession etc. Which is best for Bermuda!

        • Rightok says:

          Pathways to Status didn’t benefit locals. Abolishing Term Limits had 0 effect and wasn’t for locals. Giving the airport to Canadians didn’t benefit locals and wasn’t for locals. Americas Cup was for the rich and wealthy and a lot of the money came from our tax payer dollars. The event was primarily for foreigners. The OBA does not represent local Bermudians. They just don’t. No sure why die hard OBA supporters try to paint a different picture from reality.

          • just wondering says:

            Sorry abolishing term limits did help locals – as employers we didn’t have to go and look overseas for a new qualified employee when the “term limit” for the existing one ran out. As any sensible employer would MUCH rather hire a fellow Bermudian all this stupid policy did was hurt the local economy.

          • Jus' Wonderin' says:

            And what classes do the plp represent lmfao? America’s cup was for anyone if ya got off ya *** and went up there!

          • Branch says:

            I think you would struggle to define “for locals”. The airport and the America’s Cup both provide jobs and generate income – for locals.

    • Onion Juice says:

      Thats only because white people are gonna vote for them regardless, they have to try to sway Black votes.
      But their record shows that their policies are anti-Bermudian.

    • Jus' Wonderin' says:

      Yup…that’s for sure!

    • Triangle Drifter says:

      No question there. Some hard working people in that group too.

    • Rose says:

      That diversity is all for show. There are still the same people welding the power.

      • That is extremely insulting to these men and women, stating that they are pawns, either willingly or because they are too ‘incompetent’ to see it, just because they support a party you don’t. Extremely belittling and undeserved. They do represent diversity and will have as much influence as any elected representative from either party.

        • Onion Juice says:

          Did you hear about de secret letter which talks about SURROGATES.
          Take ya head out of de sand.

      • wahoo says:

        That is weak and you know it. But all you have is vague “boogie man” innuendo and I hope the majority see through it. OBA represent the broader cross section of this island and you just have to try to counter it because plp have a limited pool of candidates in both color and gender.

  4. Say Whaat says:

    I hope accidental Bermudians don’t get amnesia in Constituency #33.

    • Pamela F says:

      As there were no indigenous population here at the time of settlement we are all accidental Bermudians. Very lucky Bermudians but still accidential. You may not like it, but that doesn’t change the facts.

  5. I heart 441 says:

    There is no way in hell I will vote for a foreigner in my constituency. Nope, I’m not anti expat/ anti foreigner, but ask yourself this, would a foreigner be elected in her home country? More then likely not.

    OBA are doing a good job, they have their minor flaws, but they will not get my vote as long as a non-Bermudian is running in this constituency.

    • I trust your family is one of the original settlers here on the island and have always been here. I trust you have no past family members who came from somewhere else, a grand parent, a great grand etc. because even if you were one of the originals we all have our roots somewhere else. There are no indigenous Bermudians.

      • Onion Juice says:

        True, but one segment has and STILL have to go de extra 21 miles to overcome racism, social and economic injustice.

    • But says:

      lol foreigners can’t run for office

      • Rightok says:

        Fahy is Canadian. He tore the social fabric of Bermuda apart by wanting to give 1500 PRC holders the right to vote. That was electioneering at its best. Status should be by birth or by marriage not by occupation, wealth or social status.

    • Zevon says:

      Would you vote for someone whose parents came here as expats amd got status?
      Think carefully before answering.

  6. Behold the Lambe says:

    Scary, Ole Charlie boy finally found a place within the OBA, Far cry from what he said to say not so long ago.

  7. Coffee says:





    Benjamin Smith but , but , but you …. Oh my God ! Nooooo , we need you on the other side young man . They could have ol’Batson Swan but
    Ben , c’mon man don’t do this …

    Reconsider , Please .. Pretty pleeeaasse

    Your Friend .

    Georgia Marshall will lose again, no doubt about dat !

    • Liztitterton says:

      Don’t discredit people so likely, they are the vibrant young group of Bermuda who are more open to diversity, thinkers rather than blind party loyalty that just spin the same old stuff! We need to move forward with a diverse alliance that speaks to numerous groups. Where every voice can be heard.

    • Onion Juice says:

      “Ya lucky to be born in Bermuda.”
      Sorry dear we are BLESSED.
      You are lucky.

    • Publius says:

      Cmon Coffee – Ben Smith in the OBA – time to re-think your support for the PLP…

  8. #gawd save the queen says:

    Linda linda linda. Wtf am I seeing. Who r these folks again. This is some desperate shyte I am seeing. I can’t take these folks seriously in this foto. I am trying to. Apart from the lawyer um…is that the guy that teaches swimming. And the other one that plays sports in the water like a grown kid….and the rest….well one milks cows. Um. This can’t be serious. Keep it coming Dunkley. I am laughing all the way to the polls because u can’t be serious.

    I wonder if Dunkley will be dancing on the night of the 18th. Lol. Me thinks not!

  9. Easter Lily Onion says:

    I know I’m being cheeky, but by God I’m sure that more than a few people including myself are thinking wouldn’t it be funny if the two on the end got pushed into the water.

  10. Accidental Bermudian says:

    Accidental Bermudian will get my vote!!

    Vote for change, vote for 2000 jobs, vote Accidentally you Bermudians

  11. lifetime says:

    Where are the young future leaders of the OBA? Even though these are PLP strongholds it would be a good time to get their feet wet. Michael Dunkley is recycling the same old people(eg. Ms. Accidental Bermudians and Mr. Flip Flop Swan). How embarrassing!

  12. ImJustSayin says:

    It doesn’t matter who runs where and for who. It won’t change a thing. The system is in place by design the train is still on the same track you’ll be just changing the engineer. In next couple of years if the PLP win you’ll be singing the same song you’re singing now. You all are just waisting your time and energy. SMH!

  13. Supp says:

    Wish List

    85- 90 % Bermudians in middle management to entry level

    work permits 250 – 300 % more expensive