Photos: PLP Celebrate General Election Victory

July 19, 2017

There were scenes of celebration outside the Progressive Labour Party headquarters after they recorded a commanding victory on the General Election, winning 24 seats to the OBA’s 12, and claiming 58.89% of the overall vote.

It became clear early on that the PLP would be returned to power as their candidates started taking leads early in the vote counting process, and before the final results were even known, their supporters started to gather outside PLP headquarters, with the crowds continuing to grow larger throughout the night.


The PLP held all their seats and won 7 from the OBA, while the OBA held on to 12 seats, many of which are generally regarded to be fairly safe OBA areas.

Of the seven OBA members who lost their seat, many would say the most high profile defeat was handed to the OBA Deputy Leader and former Minister of Finance Bob Richards, who was defeated by Chris Famous.

The PLP made a dominant showing in the east end, where OBA members Nandi Outerbridge, Kenneth Bascome, and Suzann Roberts Holshouser all lost their seats, being replaced by Kim Swan, Renee Ming and Tinee Furbert, who all won by over 60%.

Dennis Lister III continues the Lister family tradition as he enters the House of Assembly as an MP after defeating the OBA’s Jeff Sousa, the PLP’s Wayne Caines defeated the OBA’s Glen Smith to earn the PLP another seat, and Colonel David Burch also won a seat previously held by the OBA.

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  1. puzzled says:

    Time to stow away on the Oleander…………………..

    • mixitup says:

      Take a few others with you …

      • Lol says:

        Please do. You all go to the extent of damaging Mr. Caines’ property because you lost. Shows you the type of ppl who live in Bermuda and what they really feel about us…

        • sick and tired says:

          And you all went to the extent to damage Dunkley’s property.

        • Truth is killin' me... says:

          Could have been a Cox supporter innit?

        • politricks says:

          And what about the Dunkley’s Dairy vandalism?

    • See Ya says:

      Bye!! Oh, do you need help packing???

  2. Ok says:

    UBP, OBA, PLP…all elected…all disappointed…More broken promises….but this times going to be different right?…99 days left; I want my jobs.
    How are we ever going to pay this debt, if we spend twice the amount we tax…

    At this rate Bermuda will be like the Turks and Camen or Spain…

    Times ticking….8 years to pay 2.something billion….But let’s worry about Education and spending more so we can be intelligent during Bermuda transformation into a 3rd world…

  3. Test subject says:

    Year 2 is what we need to worry about. The OBA put a lot of good things forward for the advancement of the economy and marketing Bermuda as a luxury destination. after all is completed with the various projects over the next year the PLP will be forced to implement their own strategy.

  4. wahoo says:

    Well done.

    Please get to work and fulfill all the promises you made also please try and find the $900M you “misplaced” last time you were the government.

    • Honestly says:

      Wow! It’s 900 million now! There are some seriously prejudice people in Bermuda with a heart full of hatred for the PLP! Get over it! The OBA did what they wanted…that’s why they aren’t in government today! Dictatorship is what they call it! Now you have a choice to pack your bags or accept the fact that the government has changed!

      • wahoo says:

        Not packing my bags.

        I am a taxpayer presumably you are also a taxpayer and I wonder what kind of voter would not be concerned over such a large sum of TAXPAYER money being unaccounted for. That does not make me prejudice nor does it make me a hater it is my right to ask and you should be wondering also. You have never lived under dictatorship but perhaps you are happy not knowing what is going on with your tax dollars and your union dues…but I will keep asking questions for my good as well as yours. Thank me later.

  5. Tom Tom says:

    Here we go again

  6. X says:

    Not exactly a party representing “all Bermudians”.

  7. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Once the honeymoon is over time will tell!

  8. One Who Escaped says:

    Wake up and smell the coffee Bermuda. You are like a spoiled child. Look at what’s happening in the rest of the world and thank whomever you pray to that you have it so good. The poorest of the poor in Bermuda have no idea what true hardship is all about. There are places in this world that would welcome you petty squables over what they have endure. 65,000 people is a small town in most countries. Get over youselves!