Leah Scott celebrates her win with her team in Constituency 30. *Photo by Simon Jones
Leah Scott celebrates her win with her team in Constituency 30. *Photo by Simon Jones

MONDAY, DEC. 17: OBA candidate Leah Scott won the battle of the newcomers to take the crucial Southampton East Central seat tonight.

She beat the PLP’s Stephen Todd by a landslide of 559 votes to 363. 

The result was announced by Returning Officer at 10pm. 

The OBA team emerged from Heron Bay School shouting an screaming with joy. 

Overwhelmed

Ms Scott, the General Counsel for Harbour International Trust Company Ltd said her victory was down to hard work on the door step. 

The mother of one told the Sun: "I am a little bit surprised and a bit overwhelmed but the people have spoken."

She added: "It was pretty tense to be honest. But I am so excited now. 

"I have had such a good team working with me.

"I think it boils down to a lot of hard work on the door step. 

"Everyone has worked together and it has been amazing experience.

"I want to say thank you to everyone that voted for me.

"I am ready to work for my constituency and do the job they have chosen me to do."

 

The OBA’s victory in constituency 30 comes five years after the PLP's Zane De Silva beat David Dodwell in the 2007 General Election.

The overall turnout yesterday was 927 from 1,279 registered voters. There was four spoilt ballots and one was rejected. 

Mr Scott told the Bermuda Sun he was disappointed to lose out.

The Vice President of Retail Business Management at Somerset Bank of Butterfield added: "The electorate has spoken and I respect that. 

"I did the best job I could and enjoyed the experience of meeting the constituents."