St Georges South
One Bermuda Alliance candidate Suzann Roberts-Holshouser trumped her opponents in St Georges South last night to return to the House of Assembly after being ousted in the previous election.
Mrs Roberts-Holshouser topped the poll with 515 votes, followed by Progressive Labour Party candidate Leroy Bean with 467 votes. Independent Kingsley Francis trailed with just 15 votes.
Mrs Robert-Holshouser said: I am pleased but also determined to work with Reverend Bean in helping the people of Constituency 4.
I have been campaigning for the past year and been able to accomplish a few projects, such as new sidewalks so that schoolchildren have safer access to bus stops.
Mr Bean said: Suzann and I will still work together. We are at a crossroads. It will take each one of us to all do our part and has nothing to do with alignment with any political party.
Independent candidate Kingsley Francis said: I felt more confident and comfortable running as an Independent than previous years, but I did not expect to top the polls.
Boundary changes enacted after the 2007 general election saw St Georges South gain 197 new voters from St Davids. The area also lost 186 voters to Hamilton East and 168 voters to Hamilton South.
The seat was won by the United Bermuda Party with only a 25-vote margin in 2007; in 2003 the PLP won a narrow eight-vote victory from the UBP incumbent.
Mrs Robert-Holshouser was the UBP candidate in St Davids in the 2007 general election where she was narrowly defeated by PLP candidate Lovitta Foggo.
There were 15 spoiled ballots. Voter turnout was 80 percent with 1,009 voters taking part.
Suzann Roberts-Holshouser (OBA) 515
Leroy Bean (PLP) 467
Kingsley Francis (IND) 15
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