Premier of Bermuda
Incumbent
Edward David Burt
JP, MP
since 19 July 2017
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of Bermuda
Term lengthAt the governor's pleasure
Formation19 June 1968
First holderSir Henry Tucker
as Government Leader
WebsiteOffice of the Premier

The premier of Bermuda serves as head of government of Bermuda, under appointment by the governor of Bermuda, in the governor's capacity as representative in Bermuda of the British monarch, currently King Charles III. The position was created by Bermuda's 1968 Constitution.

Since 19 July 2017, the premier has been Edward David Burt, the leader of the Progressive Labour Party.[1]

List

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

  UBP   PLP   OBA
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political party Elected Notes
Took office Left office Time in office
Government Leaders (1968–1973)
1 Sir Henry Tucker
(1903–1986)
10 June 1968 29 December 1971 3 years, 202 days United Bermuda Party 1968
2 Sir Edward Richards
(1908–1991)
29 December 1971 18 April 1973 1 year, 110 days United Bermuda Party 1972 First Black Bermudian Premier
Premiers (1973–present)
1 Sir Edward Richards
(1908–1991)
18 April 1973 29 December 1975 2 years, 255 days United Bermuda Party
2 John Sharpe
(1921–1999)
29 December 1975 30 August 1977 1 year, 244 days United Bermuda Party 1976
3 David Gibbons
(1926–2014)
30 August 1977 15 January 1982 4 years, 138 days United Bermuda Party 1980 From 1983, Sir David Gibbons
4 John Swan
(born 1934)
15 January 1982 25 August 1995 13 years, 222 days United Bermuda Party 1983
1985
1989
1993
From 1990, Sir John Swan. Resigned following the 1995 independence referendum[2]
5 David Saul
(1939–2017)
25 August 1995 27 March 1997 1 year, 214 days United Bermuda Party
6 Pamela Gordon
(born 1955)
27 March 1997 10 November 1998 1 year, 228 days United Bermuda Party First female Premier
7 Jennifer Smith
(born 1947)
10 November 1998 29 July 2003 4 years, 261 days Progressive Labour Party 1998
8 Alex Scott
(born 1940)
29 July 2003 30 October 2006 3 years, 93 days Progressive Labour Party 2003
9 Ewart Brown
(born 1946)
30 October 2006 29 October 2010 3 years, 364 days Progressive Labour Party 2007
10 Paula Cox
(born 1964?)
29 October 2010 18 December 2012 2 years, 50 days Progressive Labour Party
11 Craig Cannonier
(born 1962)
18 December 2012 19 May 2014 1 year, 152 days One Bermuda Alliance 2012 Resigned[3]
12 Michael Dunkley
(born 1957)
19 May 2014 19 July 2017 3 years, 61 days One Bermuda Alliance
13 Edward David Burt
(born 1979)
19 July 2017[1] Incumbent 6 years, 350 days Progressive Labour Party 2017
2020

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Video: David Burt Sworn In As New Premier
  2. ^ "World News Briefs; Bermuda Votes to Stay A British Colony". The New York Times. 18 August 1995. Retrieved 18 August 2011.
  3. ^ Hainey, Raymond (20 May 2014). "Dunkley to be sworn in as Premier this morning". Royal Gazette. Retrieved 17 December 2017.