ElectionGudie

July 24, 2003 Held

29,559
Voted
Bermuda

Bermuda

Election for Bermudian House of Assembly

Results

75%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:29,559
Valid Votes:29,472
Invalid Votes:87

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Progressive Labor Party 22 15,222

51.60%

United Bermuda Party 14 14,142

48.00%

Others - - 51

0.20%

Gombey Liberation Party - - 16

0.10%

National Liberal Party - - -

0.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 36 seats in the House of Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II *
  • Head of Government: Premier Premier Jennifer M. SMITH
  • Assembly: Bermuda has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 11 seats and the House of Assembly with 36 seats.

* The Queen is represented by Governor Sir John VEREKER.

Description of electoral system:

  • The Queen is hereditary head of state.
  • In the Senate 11 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms*. In the House of Assembly 36 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.**

* Members of the Senate are appointed by the governor, the premier and members of the opposition parties.

** During the 1998 elections, the House of Assembly consisted of 40 seats.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Progressive Labor Party (PLP)
    • Leader: Hon. Jennifer M. SMITH
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 22
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 26
  • Party: United Bermuda Party (UBP)
    • Leader: Dr. Grant GIBBONS
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 14
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 14
  • Party: National Liberal Party (NLP)
    • Leader: Dessaline WALDRON
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Gombey Liberation Party (GLP)
    • Leader: Gavin Sundjata SMITH
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: 0
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Assembly election: 0
    • Seats won in last House of Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • The last parliamentary election was held on November 9, 1998.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 63,960 (July 2002 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 39,324 ( 2003 )