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Three PLP Hopefuls to Do Battle in UBP Strongholds

22 August 2007 | Bermuda Sun

The governing PLP rolled out three new candidates this week ahead of the looming general election.

At a ceremony at the Botanical Gardens on Monday, Premier Ewart Brown unveiled the candidates - Davida Morris (Constituency 22, Paget East), Rolfe Commissiong (Constituency 23, Paget West) and Linda Merritt (Constituency 12, Devonshire South Central).

The Premier noted that the three will "have a hard time" because they're running in constituencies regarded as UBP strongholds, but he's confident they will "take the message" to voters that they'll be "more closely connected to the Government that serves them" if the PLP candidates win.

As a candidate for Constituency 12, Devonshire South Central, seventh-generation Bermudian Linda Merritt said she is both "pleased and humbled" to stand for her party, which she said has been a "beacon of hope for the hopeless."

Ms Merritt is the daughter of Lionel and Gloria Williams and her great-grandfather was a founding member of the Devonshire Recreational Club.

"To the voters of Constituency 12, I offer my many years of business management leadership," said Ms Merritt, who is vice president of marketing at Argus Insurance and a member of the Bermuda Health Council.

"Give yourself a voice in Government by electing me," she said. MORE! »