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One Bermuda Alliance (OBA)

The One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) is the ruling political party in Bermuda since December 2012. It is a result of a May 2011 merger of most members of Bermuda's two main opposition parties, the United Bermuda Party and the Bermuda Democratic Alliance.

The United Bermuda Party (UBP) was founded in 1964 and won every Bermuda election until 1998, when it lost to the Progressive Labour Party. The UBP remained the official opposition party until 2011.

The Bermuda Democratic Alliance (BDA) was formed in 2009 by breakaway members of the UBP that believed only a new party could win support from the PLP. It contested one by-election in December 2010, placing third behind the PLP and UBP, with the PLP retaining about the same support level that it had in the 2007 general election. Concern that vote-splitting among the two opposition parties would result in an easy victory for the governing PLP prompted the BDA and UBP to enter merger talks.

The initial intention of UBP and BDA negotiators was to formally merge the two parties, but when UBP leader Kim Swan sought an injunction to block the merger, seven sitting MPs of the UBP quit their former party and joined the three BDA members to become Bermuda's new official opposition on May 17, 2011.

The party held its inaugural leadership convention on September 10, 2011, where the former BDA leader, Senator Craig Cannonier, narrowly won the party leadership over challenger Everard T. (Bob) Richards, the party's shadow finance minister.

The party won the 2012 elections, taking 19 of the 36 seats in the House of Assembly.

QUICK FACTS
Leader Michael DUNKLEY
Founded 2011
Party Colour Red
Ideology Conservatism
Political Position Centre-right
House of Assembly seats - 2012 19/36
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CONTACT INFORMATION

One Bermuda Alliance, P.O. Box HM 1940, Hamilton HM HX, Bermuda

info@oba.bm
(441) 294-3264
RELATED RESOURCES
Political Parties of Bermuda
OBA Election Performance
Year Candidates Elected Candidates Total Votes % of Popular Vote
2012 36 19 15,949 51.7%
OBA Resources
Download Manifesto      
OBA 2012 Manifesto      
OBA Members of the House of Assembly
Members Name Constituency Party
Suzann Roberts-Holshouser, MP, Deputy Speaker St. George's South One Bermuda Alliance
Craig Cannonier, MP, Premier Devonshire South Central One Bermuda Alliance
Kenneth Bascome, MP St. George's North One Bermuda Alliance
Nandi Davis, MP St. George's West One Bermuda Alliance
Sylvan Richards Jr., MP Hamilton South One Bermuda Alliance
N. Cole Simons, MP, Government Whip   Smiths South One Bermuda Alliance
Trevor Moniz, MP Smiths West One Bermuda Alliance
Michael Dunkley, MP Smiths North One Bermuda Alliance
E. T. Bob Richards, MP Devonshire East One Bermuda Alliance
Glen Smith, MP Devonshire North West One Bermuda Alliance
Jeanne Atherden, MP Pembroke West One Bermuda Alliance
Susan Jackson, MP Pembroke South West One Bermuda Alliance
Grant Gibbons, MP Paget East One Bermuda Alliance
Patricia Gordon Pamplin, MP   Paget West One Bermuda Alliance
Mark Pettingill, MP Warwick North East One Bermuda Alliance
Wayne Scott, MP  Warwick North Central One Bermuda Alliance
Jeff Sousa, MP Warwick West One Bermuda Alliance
Leah Scott, MP  Southampton East Central One Bermuda Alliance
Shawn Crockwell, MP Southampton West Central One Bermuda Alliance
OBA Appointed Senators
Members Name Party
Michael M. Fahy, Minister of Home Affairs One Bermuda Alliance
Nalton Brangman, Minister of Education One Bermuda Alliance
Alexis Swan, Junior Minister of Environment and Planning One Bermuda Alliance
Jeff Baron, Junior Minister of Public Safety & Legal Affairs  One Bermuda Alliance
Lynn Woolridge, Junior Minister of Health and Seniors One Bermuda Alliance

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