Burt resigns as shadow finance minister of Bermuda

David Burt has resigned as Bermuda’s Shadow Minister of Finance.

Mr Burt handed in his resignation from the post yesterday to Bermudian Opposition leader, Marc Bean, but confirmed he’d remain Deputy Leader of the Progressive Labour Party.

Mr Burt, who posted his statement on his personal Facebook account at about 10pm, did not say why he had stepped down from the shadow role.

Mr Burt, who posted his statement on his personal Facebook account at about 10pm, did not say why he had stepped down from the shadow role.

On Saturday, Mr Burt was canvassing in Pembroke West Central, saying on Twitter at about 5pm: “Listening to the residents of C18 share their ideas to make our island home of Bermuda a better place.”

Seven members of the Shadow Cabinet quit amid a storm of anger over Opposition leader Mr Bean’s leadership style late last year, with rumours of takeover bids continuing to linger.

In the wake of the resignations, sources within the party suggested that a faction of members were seeking to oust Mr Bean over concerns about his leadership style with Mr Burt reportedly a “strong candidate” to assume the mantle.

In February, rumours of a special delegates congress for the party spread again after reports that 11 African Methodist Episcopal churches sent correspondence to the PLP indicating that they will not support the party with Mr Bean at its helm. (FULL STORY IS here)

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