The UBP's new executive team (from left): Richard Krupp, Jeanne Atherden, Nicholas Swan, Janet Bridgewater and Montell Currin. *Photo by Simon Jones
The UBP's new executive team (from left): Richard Krupp, Jeanne Atherden, Nicholas Swan, Janet Bridgewater and Montell Currin. *Photo by Simon Jones
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8: The United Bermuda Party has unveiled the faces that will form its new executive leadership team.

Montell Currin, Nicholas Swan and Ed Bailey will be the party's deputy chairmen.

While Janet Bridgewater and Richard Krupp will continue in the roles as party secretary and treasurer respectively.

Today at a press conference party chairman Jeanne Atherden also revealed that the UBP planned to create ‘shadow boards’ to help develop policy.

She said: “We recognise that in order to be the next government we need to stay on top of what is happening as well as reaching out to the community.

“We will also see more people being involved in these boards and that allows us to recognise it is not just the shadow minister’s job.”

Ms. Atherden maintained the UBP was “alive and well” in response to recent media reports describing it as a “diseased animal”.

She said: “People are joining us and we are growing.

“When people make statements about us they don’t know what is happening within the party. They are just speculating.”

Mr. Currin added: “The UBP has come a long way.

“We will not fall away as some may wish, we will continue to hold fast and show our passion, dedication and determination.”

While Mr. Swan, son of former Premier Sir John Swan, said it was an honour and a privilege to become deputy chairman.

He said: “I grew up in the UBP so this is a bit of a home coming.

“I believe we are the only party that represents Bermuda’s rich diversity.”