ElectionGudie

July 24, 2003 Held

39,324
Registered to Vote
Bermuda

Bermuda

Election for Bermudian Senate

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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 N/A N/A.
  • 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 )