Former Finance Minister Curtis Dickinson is challenging Premier David Burt for the leadership of the Progressive Labour Party (PLP), having delivered official notice of his intentions to the party today.

The news of the backbencher’s intention to stand against Mr Burt was revealed by Bermuda Broadcast Company radio host Ms Thang Kristy Burgess during her morning radio show.

“Good morning caucus colleagues, earlier this morning I advised the party leader of my intention to put my name forward to run for the office of party leader at the upcoming Annual General Conference,” read Ms Burgess, quoting a media release.

“Additionally, I sent correspondence to the party’s Secretary General, advising her of the same ..”

The release intimated that Mr Dickinson would be canvassing the various branch chairpersons and party delegates ahead of the delegates conference, no doubt with the intention of generating support for a challenge long rumoured, now in effect.

“I look forward to engaging all of you in the coming weeks,” the statement furthered.

The PLP’s Annual General Conference is slated to take place on October 20.

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