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Stewart: ‘We have a Government that is lost’

Scott Stewart has been chosen as the One Bermuda Alliance general election candidate for Pembroke East, Constituency 15.

Mr Stewart, a guest house manager, will likely run against the ruling party’s Walter Roban who currently represents the area.

Mr Roban handily won the district with 631 votes against Sean Pitcher’s 132 votes, in 2007.

Mr Stewart said that the contest represented an opportunity for the district to exercise its “power to bring change to Bermuda”.

“People can send the message that they no longer want business as usual, that they no longer want more of the same, and that their vote must not be taken for granted,” he said.

“For some, change will be difficult because they have supported one team most of their lives. But times change, circumstances change; and there is the enduring ever-present hope that tomorrow can be better.”

The long time Pembroke resident said that the “hopes and expectations” of the constituents for a decent life were being thwarted.

“We have become a debtor nation for the first time in my lifetime, and probably in the history of our Island. We have a Government that is lost in its troubles and still taking care of itself first. No longer are they a people-centred government; no longer are they about uplifting people.”

And he reiterated his party’s policy agenda “to grow the economy to grow jobs and financial security for Bermudians”.

“We need to reduce the debt to reduce our vulnerability to international debt holders. We need to gain control of government spending to start living again within our means. We need to provide our young people with opportunity so they are invested in the future, not marginalised and alienated from it as so many are today. And finally, we need to provide seniors with the necessities to live the remainder of their lives in dignity.”

Mr Stewart is married and has two daughters both in university.

Prior to his current post as manager of Summerside Guest apartments he was the manager of Sun Control Company.

According to information issued by the OBA, he has always been active in the community, having worked with Bermuda’s first outreach drug programme in the early 1970s and served on the Treatment of Offenders Board for 14 years.

New OBA candidate Scott Stewart

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Published March 10, 2012 at 7:27 am (Updated March 10, 2012 at 7:27 am)

Stewart: ‘We have a Government that is lost’

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