New UBP candidate Susan Jackson, right, stands with her mother Louise at a press conference today. Louise Jackson is the Shadow Health Minister. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
New UBP candidate Susan Jackson, right, stands with her mother Louise at a press conference today. Louise Jackson is the Shadow Health Minister. *Photo by Kageaki Smith
THURSDAY, DEC. 9: Shadow Health Minister Louise Jackson’s daughter Susan was announced today as the United Bermuda Party’s newest candidate.

Ms Jackson, who works for HSBC, will represent Constituency 20, Southampton East Central.

Health Minister Zane DeSilva currently holds the seat.

Speaking at a press conference at the UBP’s headquarters, Ms Jackson said: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve the community in a greater capacity.

“I am really committed to work tirelessly to bring about positive results. I bring 48 years’ life experience to the table. Thirty of which I have spent working in communications.”

She continued: “I come from a background of Jacksons. I’m a fourth generation Jackson, who have been committed to public service in Bermuda.”

He father is the late Albert Jackson who served in the Senate for 12 years, and her great-great grandfather was the second black Bermudian elected to Parliament.

Ms Jackson added: “I stand with the UBP because I believe together we can move this country forward.”