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Warwick West

Jeff Sousa declared the OBA had delivered an early Christmas present to the people of Bermuda as he heard about his party’s success elsewhere on election night.

Mr Sousa won Warwick West with 589 votes, beating PLP Senator Jonathan Smith who polled 340 votes, and erupting with joy when he learned that Premier Cox had been unseated and constituency victories for the OBA were mounting.

“Hard work pays off success is spelled w.o.r.k,” he said. “I’m happy that we will have an OBA government in the morning. The hard work starts now to get Bermudians back to work and stop all the madness in the country.

“The OBA has delivered an early Christmas present for Bermuda.”

With strong links to the area, Mr Sousa expressed confidence before the count took place, saying he had canvassed heavily and knew many of the constituents on first-name terms.

In 2007 the seat had been won by Mark Pettingill, representing the UBP, by a healthy margin.

PLP Senator Jonathan Smith recognised he faced a difficult task. Speaking before the count, he said: “It’s a tough area. It has a legacy of being a UBP.”

Mr Smith said he felt like he was “climbing Everest in sandals”.

“I accept it is up to the voters. If the percentage of the vote for the PLP increases that would be a job achieved.”

The PLP candidate did not stay for the count, but after hearing of the result, said: “It was a difficult seat for the PLP and I send my congratulations to Jeff Sousa.”

There were three spoiled ballots. Voter turn out was 74 percent with 929 taking part.

RESULTS:

Jeff Sousa (OBA) 589

Jonathan Smith (PLP) 340

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Published December 18, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 18, 2012 at 2:13 am)

Warwick West

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