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PLP chairman challenges politicians’ motives

Bermuda's politicians must decide whether helping others is more important than furthering their own agendas, according to Maynard Dill.

The Progressive Labour Party chairman added that the PLP's recent woes have served to strengthen its commitment to improving Bermudian lives.

In a statement released tonight, Mr Dill called the last few weeks “revealing” for the party, after seven members quit the Shadow Cabinet led by Marc Bean.

He said: “At this juncture in our history, our focus must be on addressing the serious issues facing our people.

“With so many Bermudians worried about providing for their families, educating their children and wondering if they even have a future in their own country, each of us called to political service must reflect on whether we are in the political arena for personal glory or for the elevation of the condition of our people.”

Mr Dill reaffirmed his and Mr Bean's pledge “to the elevation of the difficult conditions facing Bermudians”.

“This will be done through a Progressive Labour Party that is committed to: expanding opportunity and growth, personal accountability and responsibility, a strong grass roots focus and ending corruption in politics,” he added.

Mr Dill's statement concluded: “We are cleaning house and putting ourselves ideologically, politically, and personally where we need to be to serve Bermuda with clean hands, pure intentions and with humility.”

Maynard Dill called the past few weeks “revealing” for the PLP (File photograph)

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Published December 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm (Updated December 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm)

PLP chairman challenges politicians’ motives

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