Premier Michael Dunkley has announced his first set of five candidates in the next General Election, including plans to have Senator Jeff Baron vie for the seat to be vacated by Independent MP Mark Pettingill.

One Bermuda Alliance (OBA) candidates to run in the Warwick constituencies include Nalton Brangman, a former senator and Education Minister, Robyn Swan, Sheila Gomez and Jeff Sousa.

At a news conference held at the Rubber Tree on Thursday, Mr Dunkley said the five candidates rolled out represent the team “that brought all the ingredients together” for the OBAs success.

National Security Minister Jeff Baron will run in Warwick North East – Constituency 25 for the seat currently held by Mr Pettingill, who is now an Independent MP. He has already stated that the he does not plan to run in the next General Election.

Nalton Brangman will run for the OBA in the constituency of Warwick South East. The seat in C24 is currently held by Progressive Labour Party (PLP) MP Lawrence Scott.

Robyn Swan, who recently lost out to the PLPs Neville Tyrell in the December by-election, will run again for the OBA in Warwick South Central.

Sheila Gomez will run in Warwick North Central – C27. That seat is currently held by former Education Minister Wayne Scott, who stepped down from Cabinet in February “to pursue opportunity outside of politics”.

And Jeff Sousa, the incumbent in Warwick West, will seek to retain his seat in C28 in the next General Election.

Both political parties are now in the election mode. The PLP has already announced four candidates, the first candidate rolled out by Opposition Leader David Burt was Senator Renee Ming, who will run in St George’s North. OBA MP and Junior Minister of Tourism, Kenneth Bascome currently holds the seat in C1.

Kim Swan will run in C2 – St George’s West, where the seat is currently held by OBA MP Nandi Outerbridge. Political newcomer, the Rev Dr Ernest Peets will run in Smith’s North – C10. And Tinee Furbert will run in C4 – St George’s South.

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