Well, I see that Mr. Charlie Swan has won the by-election in Southampton West Central.
Naturally I’m disappointed that Mr. Marc Bean of the PLP did not get in, and I’m also sad that Mr. Raymond Khalid Wasi Davis did not win a larger share of the vote. But thats life, and congratulations are due to Mr. Charlie Swan.
I am not optimistic about the fate of the UBP who I see as moribund, but maybe Mr. Swan will be able to help reverse direction. As much as I would like to see the end of the UBP, who as I’ve written several times I see to be a bulwark against political progress and discourse in Bermuda, I would also like them to act like the Opposition they are supposed to be serving as. That at least would be something to be happy about, even as I hope they see the light and move on into the archival history of Bermuda.
I hope that Mr. Bean is returned to the Senate and gets the chance to contribute further to Bermudian politics; I hope to see him elected to the House of Assembly in the future. For now though, well done to Mr. Swan.