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General Election Results - 18 December 2007
Parliament Building, Bermuda

General elections were held in Bermuda on 18 December 2007 for all 36 seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Political Parties & Candidates

A total of 74 candidates from two parties contested the election, with the United Bermuda Party (UBP) and the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) each presenting a full slate of 36 candidate. There were also two independent candidates.

Results

The campaign was the longest in the history of Bermuda and was hard fought between the two political parties. The Progressive Labour Party (PLP) won a third term in power with 22 seats, as against 14 for the opposition United Bermuda Party (UBP).

The results of the election saw no change from the 2003 election with the Ewar Brown led Progressive Labour Party still winning 22 seats and the United Bermuda Party 14 seats. The leader of the United Bermuda Party, Michael Dunkley, failed to win election in Smith's North losing by 444 votes to 536. He had given up his safe seat of Devonshire East to try to overturn the United Bermuda Party's deficit by winning a marginal seat.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 75.87%

ELECTION SNAPSHOT
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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 36 single-member constituencies
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Votes 32,028
Invalid Votes 62
Total Votes Cast 32,090
Registered Voters 42,295
Voter Turnout 75.87%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Fri, 2 Nov 2007
Nomination Day Wed, 21 Nov 2007
Polling Day Tue, 18 Dec 2007
First Meeting of Parliament Fri, 1 Feb 2008 Download 2008 Throne Speech
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Ewart BROWN
Progressive Labour Party (PLP)
  Photo Michael DUNKLEY
United Bermuda Party (UBP)
RELATED RESOURCES
Bermuda Constitution Order (1968) Download report
Parliamentary Election Act (1978) Download report
Parliamentary Election Rules (1979) Download report
BY THE NUMBERS
PLP
36 candidates
22 seats
16,800 votes
(52.5%)
UBP
36 candidates
14 seats
15,161 votes
(47.3%)
OTHERS
Independent Candidates
2 candidates
0 seats
67 votes
(0.2%)
SEATS 19 seats for a majority
PLP 22 seats (-)
14 seats (-) UBP
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SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes Candidates Seats
Total % votes Change Number Change
  Progressive Labour Party Winner PLP 16,800 52.45% +1.95% 36 22 -
  United Bermuda Party UBP 15,161 47.34% -1.80% 36 14 -
  Independent Candidates IND 67 0.21% +0.04% 2 0 -
  Total   32,028 100% 0% 74 36 -
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Constituency Registered PLP UBP IND Total Valid Invalid Votes Total Votes Turnout
St. George's North 1,206 474 449 - 923 0 923 76.53%
St. George's West 1,257 440 457 - 897 0 897 71.36%
St. David's 1,404 572 482 - 1,054 0 1,054 75.07%
St. George's South 1,334 519 544 - 1,063 0 1,063 79.69%
Hamilton East 1,193 737 181 - 918 0 918 76.95%
Hamilton West 1,268 451 530 - 981 0 981 77.37%
Hamilton South 1,206 420 547 - 967 0 967 80.18%
Smith's South 1,136 243 673 - 916 0 916 80.63%
Smith's West 1,056 357 506 - 863 2 865 81.91%
Smith's North 1,197 536 444 - 980 3 983 82.12%
Devonshire East 1,031 375 402 - 777 0 777 75.36%
Devonshire South Central 1,071 122 723 - 845 3 848 79.18%
Devonshire North Central 1,061 433 376 - 809 0 809 76.25%
Devonshire North West 1,052 492 215 - 707 0 707 67.21%
Pembroke East 1,122 631 142 - 773 0 773 68.89%
Pembroke East Central 1,141 635 94 - 729 0 729 63.89%
Pembroke Central 1,068 439 308 24 771 6 777 72.75%
Pembroke West Central 1,101 573 207 43 823 0 823 74.75%
Pembroke West 1,150 361 505 - 866 5 871 75.74%
Pembroke South West 1,141 145 711 - 856 0 856 75.02%
Pembroke South East 1,252 526 252 - 778 0 778 62.14%
Paget East 1,216 212 723 - 935 4 939 77.22%
Paget West 1,239 233 732 - 965 0 965 77.89%
Warwick South East 1,143 518 367 - 885 2 887 77.60%
Warwick North East 1,154 494 426 - 920 3 923 79.98%
Warwick South Central 1,092 562 252 - 814 7 821 75.18%
Warwick North Central 1,195 535 418 - 953 0 953 79.75%
Warwick West 1,184 356 594 - 950 7 957 80.83%
Southampton East 1,131 558 263 - 821 0 821 72.59%
Southampton East Central 1,349 569 521 - 1,090 0 1,090 80.80%
Southampton West Central 1,201 406 548 - 954 1 955 79.52%
Southampton West 1,294 629 366 - 995 2 997 77.05%
Sandys South 1,190 556 346 - 902 10 912 76.64%
Sandys South Central 1,246 649 284 - 933 4 937 75.20%
Sandys North Central 1,124 556 281 - 837 0 837 74.47%
Sandys North 1,090 486 292 - 778 3 781 71.65%
Total 42,295 16,800 15,161 67 32,028 62 32,090 75.87%
Key
OBA = One Bermuda Alliance; PLP = Progressive Labour Party; IND = Inpendent candidate; * Incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Bermuda Parliamentary Registry Office
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