OBA appoints Jarion Richardson as deputy leader
A One Bermuda Alliance MP who is the Opposition Whip has been named as the party’s deputy leader, it was announced yesterday.
Jarion Richardson takes up the post almost two years after he was voted into the House of Assembly.
Catherine Kempe, the party chairwoman, said: “MP Richardson’s unwavering commitment to service and to the community is admirable.
“Jarion has served the party with vigour, first as a senator, now as the Opposition Whip on the Lower House and shadow minister for labour and for the Cabinet Office.
“I am very happy to see him step forward into this role and wish him every success.”
Mr Richardson, who was elected as the MP for Paget West in October 2020, added: “I am committed to the growth and success of the OBA as we continue to work hard for the people.
“I feel the time has now come for me to offer even more of myself to the party, which is why I am happy to undertake the role of deputy leader.”
Mr Richardson said he looked forward to “working collaboratively” with Mr Simons as well as with the OBA executive and party as a whole.
The father-of-two is a former police officer, who served in the intelligence and community relations departments.
He also served in the Royal Bermuda Regiment, including overseas attachments with the British Army.