Southampton East Central
The One Bermuda Alliance took Constituency 30 last night with first-time candidate Leah Scott winning by a considerable margin.
Ms Scott received 559 votes besting the Progressive Labour Party candidate Stephen Todd, who took 363 votes.
The Southampton East Central win is a coup for the OBA.
The seat was won by the PLP’s Zane DeSilva in the 2007 election. The UBP’s David Dodwell held the seat in 2003.
Lawyer and community activist Ms Scott said it was a tense atmosphere during the count.
She said afterward that her win was the result of “hard work, standing on the doorstep, listening to the people”.
“And the people have spoken,” she said. “I’ve had a fantastic team who have supported me and worked together.
“Thank you for their confidence, trusting and believing in me and thank you for the privilege to serve in constituency number 30. I’m excited and I’m ready to get moving to start bringing up change.”
PLP candidate Stephen Todd, who is a long-time banking executive and the past president of the Chamber of Commerce was gracious in his defeat.
“The electorate has spoken,” he said. “I respect their position and clearly they are looking to have some change. The challenge now is for the One Bermuda Alliance candidate to do the work and prove that the change is something that is going to work to the benefit of the constituents and to the Country.”
There were four spoiled ballots and one rejected. Voter turnout was 72 percent, with 922 voters participating out of 1,275 registered voters.
Leah Scott (OBA): 559
Stephen Todd (PLP): 363
Debt beast is a very dangerous foe
Man, 27, arrested after pub row
Boardroom with a view
Unions: talks bear fruit
Chelsea Amber nominated for Juno Award
The incredible shrinking Bermuda economy
A helping hand for those in need
Lawyer loses pay dispute
Thriving shoe store moves into larger space
Return to the table, says PLP to Government
Feeding the white elephant in the room
When baby joy turns to despair
Team Oracle submits plans for base
Age is just a number for active Olive, 90
Costa Rican jailed for money laundering
Take Our Poll
- Which of the following best describes your opinion on how Senior Civil Servant job positions should be granted?
- Senior civil servants should be appointed on a temporary contract renewable basis.
- Senior civil servants should continue to be appointed on a permanent basis
- Don't Know
- Total Votes: 2155
- Poll Archive