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Patricia Gordon-Pamplin
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The Hon. Patricia J. Gordon-Pamplin, JP, MP
Former Leader of the Opposition, Bermuda

Patricia J. Gordon-Pamplin is a Bermudian politician and a former Leader of the Opposition.

Early life and education

Patricia Gordon-Pamplin comes from a very “political” family.  Her father served as a Member of Colonial Parliament and her sister (Pamela) served as Bermuda’s first female premier.  

Educated in London at the City of London Polytechnic, Gordon-Pamplin is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, having qualified in 1979, and completed her article clerkship under the auspices of KPMG.  She is the Chief Accountant for a group of Class IV insurance companies, and has worked in the insurance industry for some 25 years.  She has represented the Bermuda parliament at various CPA seminars, including most recently the CPA congress held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Career

In 1998, Gordon-Pamplin was appointed to the Senate, soon afterwards challenging and winning a primary and parliamentary seat in 1999. .  Re-elected in 2003 and again in 2007. From 2006 until December 2007, Gordon-Pamplin served as Deputy Leader for the UBP, and then as acting leader until a permanent replacement was elected by the membership.

During her parliamentary career, she has shadowed different portfolios including Youth, Sport & Recreation, Labour & Home Affairs, Finance and Public Works.  She also served on the Public Accounts Committee for the House of Assembly as well as the Audit Committee, and is a member of the panel of chairpersons for the House.

Gordon-Pamplin is a former Minister of Health, a former Minister of Social Development and Sport, a former Minister of Public Works, and former Minister of Home Affairs.

She was appointed Leader of the Opposition in September 2017.

Personal life

Gordon-Pamplin is the mother of two adult sons. She serves as the Senior Usher for her church, St. Paul’s AME. 

She also loves playing tennis and is a registered umpire, participating in most local tournaments.  In her free time she writes poetry.

Sources
https://www.oba.bm/candidates/380-patricia-gordon-pamplin
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