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Progressive Liberal Party (PLP)

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The Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) is a populist and social liberal party in the Bahamas. The PLP lies on the left of the political spectrum. Perry Christie is the leader of the party and has been Prime Minister of the Bahamas since the May 7, 2012 General Elections.

The PLP was co-founded in 1953 by William Cartwright, Cyril Stevenson, and Henry Milton Taylor. The PLP was the first national political party in the Bahamas.

The party governed for 30 years, from 1967 to 1992 and again from 2002 to 2007. Leading the party to its first victory in 1967 was Lynden Pindling, the country's first Prime Minister. The party nationalized some private businesses due to socialist tendencies.

Perry Christie was Prime Minister of the Bahamas between May 2, 2002 and the 2007 general elections when the party was defeated by the rival Free National Movement (FNM) which won 23 seats. The FNM installed leader Hubert Ingraham as the Prime Minister. After defeat and one of its MPs leaving the party since, the PLP held 17 of the 41 seats in the Bahamas National Assembly.

In the 2012 general election on 7 May 2012, the Progressive Liberals won a solid majority in a landslide election victory, taking 29 of the 38 seats in parliament.Christie was sworn into office on 8 May 2012.

 

Country Profile QUICK FACTS
Leader Perry CHRISTIE
Founded 1953
Party Colour Gold and blue
Party Symbol Hand
Ideology Populism and social liberalism
Political Position Centre-left
House of Assembly seats - 2012 30/38
Youth Arm Progressive Young Liberals
Women's Arm PLP Women’s Branch
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Country Profile CONTACT INFORMATION
Sir Lynden Pindling Centre PLP House Farrington Road P.O. Box N 547 Nassau, The Bahamas - See more at: http://myplp.org/contact-us/#sthash.GpVzBFfI.dpuf
admin@myplp.org
(242) 326-9688 or (242) 323-6871
Country Profile PLP RESOURCES
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PLP 2012 Manifesto PLP 2007 Manifesto    
Country Profile PLP MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Name Constituency Island Party
The Hon. Philip E. Brave Davis Cat Island, Rum Cay & San Salvador Cat Island Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Dr. Michael Darville Grand Bahama Grand Bahama Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Kenred Dorsett Southern Shores New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Jerome Fitzgerald Marathon New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
Arnold Forbes Mount Moriah New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
Picewell Forbes Andros New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. D. Shane Gibson Golden Gates New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Damien Gomez Central and South Eleuthera Eleuthera Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Dr. Perry Gomez North Andros and Berry Islands Andros Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. V. Alfred Gray MICAL New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Melanie Griffin Yamacraw New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Michael Halkitis Golden Isles New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin Englerston New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Daniel Johnson Carmichael New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Frederick Mitchell Fox Hill New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Dr. Bernard J. Nottage Bain & Grants Town New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Ryan Pinder Elizabeth New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Khaalis Rolle Pinewood New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
Andre Rollins Fort Charlotte New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Hope Strachan Seabreeze New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
The Hon. Obediah Wilchcombe West Grand Bahama and Bimini Grand Bahama Progressive Liberal Party
Kendal Major Garden Hills New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
Leslie O. Miller Tall Pines New Providence Progressive Liberal Party
Country Profile PLP APPOINTED SENATORS
Members Name Party
Senator the Hon. Z.C. Allyson Maynard Gibson Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Sharon Roena Wilson Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Cheryl Eloise Bazard Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Gregory Conrad Burrows Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Joseph Ricardo Curry Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Jerome Pastel Gomez Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Julian Bedell Russell Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Gary Martin Sawyer Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Frank Smith Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Henry Alexander Leon Storr Progressive Liberal Party
Senator the Hon. Tanisha Tynes Progressive Liberal Party

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