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Burt silent on whether Scott has stepped down

David Burt, the Premier, refused to comment yesterday on speculation that Progressive Labour Party MP Michael Scott has stepped down from politics.

The Bermuda Real website reported in an opinion piece that branch sources said Mr Scott, the Sandys North representative since 2004, was out of the running for the PLP stronghold.

Asked to comment about the article during a press conference at Alaska Hall, Mr Burt told the media: “The Progressive Labour Party candidate selection process is an internal one. When we have an announcement to make we will make it right here at this fine and wonderful building.”

Mr Scott, a lawyer, has served key roles including Attorney-General and health minister since replacing the late Eugene Cox at a by-election 16 years ago.

He could not be reached yesterday.

The Bermuda Real opinion put forward Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and Minister of Legal Affairs, and Graham Maule as potential candidates to replace Mr Scott in Constituency 36.

UPDATE: This story was updated to clarify that Michael Scott could not be reached for comment yesterday

Michael Scott, Progressive Labour Party MP (File photograph)

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Published August 27, 2020 at 9:00 am (Updated August 27, 2020 at 11:58 am)

Burt silent on whether Scott has stepped down

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