Continued speculation that there will be a challenge for the leadership of the Progressive Labour Party, come the Delegates’ Conference in October.
There are whispers that challenges could com from either Renee Ming, the former Minister of National Security, Curtis Dickinson, the former Minister of Finance or perhaps both. Neither Mrs. Ming nor Mr. Dickerson have so far responded to our request for comment.
However, there is word that current Party Leader and Premier David Burt, is seeking to preempt any challenge to his position by moving to amend the Party’s constitution. Its unclear what the amendment was, but sources tell TNN the PLP Central Committee supported the move, but the Parliamentary Group disapproved, putting a stop to the purported effort.
According to our source, the amendment would have, in effect, prevented a leadership challenge.
We’ve been made to understand there is growing concern about the current party leadership, with the view being expressed that a decision has to be made that will be in the best interest of not just the PLP, but indeed Bermuda as a whole.
And that decision we’re told could mean Mr. Burt being referred to after October as former Party Leader.
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