Sandys North Central
Dennis Lister of the Progressive Labour Party won a sixth successive term in Sandys North Central by beating One Bermuda Alliance newcomer Nadia Hamza.
Mr Lister won 489 votes, or 61 percent of the vote, compared to Ms Hamza’s 314 votes, or 39 percent.
Speaking ahead of the result at St James Church, Mr Lister said: “I view it as an extreme honour to continue to serve the community. They have been good to me and I have tried to give my best to the community for the entire time I have been of service here, since 1989.
“I know that Somerset appreciates what the party has done, particularly in the West End to try and strengthen and work with the community and even though times are challenging at the moment, it’s an international worldwide thing. We are here to work together to improve Somerset and Bermuda in general.”
Ms Hamza said: “It’s not a question of how important it is for me but how important it is for the constituents. They have had the same person representing them for 23 years and nothing seems to have been done to improve any of the issues in the area.
“I think I am far better equipped to be an advocate for the people, particularly because of my training as a lawyer and partly because of the volunteer work that I do which makes me acutely aware of the social issues that need to be addressed in order for any real change to happen and be sustainable.”
Voter turnout was 67 percent, with 803 voters taking part.
Dennis Lister: 489
Nadia Hamza: 314
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