Live Updates: PLP Win 30 Seats In Election

October 1, 2020

[Updating] The PLP has recorded a landslide victory in the 2020 General Election, claiming 30 of the 36 seats in the House of Assembly, and winning 62.10% of the popular vote.

The PLP entered the election holding a 25-11 majority, and held all their seats and won 5 more seats from the OBA, leaving the Opposition with only 6 seats in the House of Assembly.

Slideshow of the candidate results in all 36 seats:


The only remaining OBA MPs left in Parliament are Craig Cannonier, Michael Dunkley, Cole Simons, Susan Jackson, Scott Pearman and Jarion Richardson, with the OBA having lost 5 of the 11 seats they previously held, including in areas that had been viewed as OBA leaning.

In addition to the loss of seats, in most seats the OBA maintained, they won with a lower percentage of the vote as compared to 2017. Susan Jackson’s winning percentage increased by around 1%, and the only OBA MP to significantly increase his vote share was Michael Dunkley, whose winning percentage increased by around 8%.

Premier David Burt’s post victory speech

The four other winning OBA candidates all won the seat by a lower percentage than in 2017, with OBA Leader Craig Cannonier –who was in a 4 way race — maintaining his seat, however had the largest decline in winning percentage, having dropped from 83.11% to 65.47%.

The PLP made a strong showing in Southampton, picking up two more seats, with Jason Wade defeating the incumbent Leah Scott, who was the OBA’s Deputy Leader, while Crystal Caesar defeated the incumbent Ben Smith.

PLP supporters celebrate outside:

The PLP also picked up C19 [Jeanne Atherden's old seat] with Jache Adams claiming the win, Anthony Richardson won C7 [previously held by the OBA's Sylvan Richards] and Vance Campbell won C9 [previously held by the OBA's Trevor Moniz] to bolster the PLP to a super majority in the House of Assembly.

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The newly formed FDM, which fielded 14 candidates in this election, did not win any seats, however won 1384 votes [5.37% of the popular vote] in total, while the Independents running won a combined 67 votes [0.26%]. The total vote count was 25763 out of a total of 46311 registered voters.

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  1. wahoo says:

    Please tell the candidates that the mask should cover the nose as well as the mouth.

  2. Proven says:

    The power belongs to the people today – next time show respect!

  3. Mr Ed says:

    Good Luck to everyone and good Luck to Bermuda

  4. Ringmaster says:

    The OBA and FDM have the best approach. Who would want to win and take over the debt and failed economy? The OBA tried in 2012 and was shut down all the way. Let the PLP win and be responsible for what happens, while the elite in the PLP party in the disputed lands of Tuckers Town.

  5. Bermudian says:

    For some reason I don’t think many voters turned up today and the fact that numbers are already being called only 2 hrs after polls closed.

  6. Wanderer says:

    Worst time to hold an election!

  7. Bermudian says:

    The next 4 years are going to put the PLP to the test. They have no other party to blame if we’re no better off in 4 years than we are now. Its all on you so bring it.

    • Barracuda says:

      Get over it dude. The majority have spoken….get on the bus are stay there whining!

      • rock says:

        It’s all about race in end for most people. Just like Trump. He is a pathological liar, but he is neck in neck with the other party. It’s a horrible system- Good luck PLP in putting Bermuda back together? As for the OBA, you just need to disband completely because you will always be the shadow of UBP.

      • Too real says:

        That’s if the busses are running. Smh

      • Too real says:

        That’s only if the busses are running. Smh

      • Dennis says:

        The election was a total waste of time as you could clearly see. Yawn!!!

      • Intnl says:

        Problem is, under the PLP, the buses rarely turn up.

      • No bus to ride bro says:

        What bus idiot?! PLP will run this island into the ocean! Hope you got your own boat and your own rope

      • Mark says:

        We all know the buses don’t run well under the PLP.

      • Bermudian says:

        No, its called accountability. Leaders should be held accountable for the state of the country which they govern.

    • WHAT? says:

      A great deal of OBA supporters stayed home because they dislike Cannonier and many also voted PLP! That’t on you for having jet gate as the circus leader.

  8. Such a joke says:

    I find it hilarious how de guy caines sponsoring football for votes and now there is a celebration, for what? Do you guys even know what you voted for? Feel like we should have a debate like how the USA does it and see what these “leaders” are actually going to do to make a positive change. And no legal weed isn’t a positive change, renew all work permits and incentivise international business to come and stay on island.

  9. Boston Whaler Owner says:

    big fat fish sammy anyone?

  10. Joe Bloggs says:

    Now will the OBA understand that it is politically irrelevant?

  11. Sandgrownan says:

    And nothing changes. Full blown recession by February, no ideas no clue and a multi billion dollar debt created by the PLP we cannot pay for.

  12. Want the best for Bermuda says:

    Be careful what you ask for. This was well executed as PLP had a huge advantage. Now if only PLP can use these skills to make Bermuda better again for ALL Bermudians and NOT justvthe PLP friends and family. Doubtful.

  13. Kathy says:

    I am very proud of David Burt. It is because of his LEADERSHIP that they won a landslide victory. It tells me that a lot of white people crossed party lines in this election (which could be a first for Bermuda) and this is very telling of an excellent leader. It is all because of Burt that they won this election so strongly. He is a leader that unifies, not divides!


  14. Recalcitrant says:

    As much as I despise this band of intellectual midgets I see this as an opportunity for Bermuda to learn just how inneffective this government can and will be over the next term of tenure. From there, with the majority that they hold in cabinet, whom else will there be to blame when these “gombeys” steer us straight into the rocks. You got what you asked for Bermuda. Impending poverty, massive crime increases and the inevitable deterioration of the state of our health. I will save a copy of this to remind the “party faithful” of the friuts of their “labor”
    Muppets…of which…

  15. Warrior says:

    Leaving on a jet plane don,t know if I’ll be back. Packing up the family and 4 pets. May God be with the people of Bermuda.

  16. Ringmaster says:

    A landslide? The PLP took around 33% of the votes of registered voters. That leaves around 67% of registered voters who did not vote/support the PLP.

    • Bermudian says:

      Say it loud so the people in the back hear you.

    • Time Shall Tell says:

      Actually the lack of voters is on OBA’s part. In EVERY constituency the PLP was able to get well over 100 votes, while in three of the constituencies OBA didn’t even come close to reaching 100 votes with one barely scraping 100 votes at 105 (Add on top of that the OBA couldn’t even field a viable candidate in five constituencies which also contributed to less voters since the decision was already made for them in those constituencies). In these same constituencies you can see that PLP had hundreds of voter support. This shows it’s the OBA who have lost support. Time for OBA to clean house & revamp themselves yet again. The OBA needs to prove themselves as a good opposition & this doesn’t mean simply disagreeing with everything PLP puts forward or bickering just to gain political points. They need to show they have viable alternatives with in depth thought as to how & why they feel their alternative idea will work better. OBA needs to show they have matured by working along side PLP (only because PLP are the present government in power, I would say the same if the OBA had won the election & PLP had found themselves once again as the opposition) to put Bermuda first as a whole rather than simply only moving in a direction they feel boost the OBA politically (goes both ways really). Personally I hate party politics because all it excels at is creating division among the public that are all ONE PEOPLE.

      • Chris says:

        Oba should leave parliment to the plp and spend money time and effert walking with the people for a while and not just doners and friends of the party. OBA spend money and time in the community and you would have done better. To all politicans on every side stop playing politics for you benifit and start benifiting all Bermudians.

    • Eyes wide open says:

      LOL you better run along and help the obaUBP find another leader. You just lost more seats.

  17. Mr Ed says:

    The results tell the story- the voter has spoken.