The One Bermuda Alliance is pleased to announce that Ben Smith, JP, has been confirmed as its candidate to run in the October 5 by-election.
Currently Mr Smith is the Opposition Senate Leader and Shadow Minister of Education and Youth, Culture and Sport. He is also the Opposition Spokesperson in the Senate for National Security.
Mr. Smith is a son of the soil, and is passionate about a better Bermuda for all, regardless of race, social status or gender. He is currently the national swimming coach for Bermuda and the co-owner of Nonna’s, a popular local eatery.
A former MP representing Southampton West Central (Constituency 31), Mr Smith says he plans to win the by-election: “I have huge shoes to fill as this seat has been held by our former leader, Cole Simons for the last quarter century. Cole is a man of integrity and has been trusted by the residents in constituency 8 to advocate for them. I intend to do the same.”
Mr Smith says he will show not only the residents in constituency 8, but the people of Bermuda, that the island can no longer settle for words in pretty packages: “There is no time for lip service; the people of Bermuda do not deserve empty promises; they need for their voices to be heard—and actions to be taken where everyone can benefit.”