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2014 Council Elections


With 2014 underway, the time has come to conduct the annual elections for the Council of the United Commonwealth Society. Councillors are responsible for the general operation of the Society, determining Society policy, and representing the Society to members and the general public.

Polls open on 27/28 January and close on 31 January/1 February, depending on your time zone. All members are authorised to vote in the Council elections. If you wish to vote in this year’s elections, you may become a member today by clicking the buttons below.

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To familiarise yourself with this year’s candidates, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in the United Commonwealth Society!

David J Haisell

Whither the Fates Carry Us – The Hidden Commonwealth


I continue my journey through the Hidden Commonwealth, the territories, dependencies and associated states of Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Our next stop is Bermuda; the most populous British Overseas Territory.


Flag of Bermuda


Status:                                     British Overseas Territory

Official Language:              English

Population:                           64,600 (2010[1])

Land area:                              20.6 sq. miles (53.2 sq. km)

Currency:                              Bermudian Dollar (BMD)

Motto:                                    Whither the fates carry us

Governor:                             George Fergusson

Premier:                                Craig Cannonier

UK Minister:                       Mark Simmonds MP

Map of Bermuda

Bermuda is a financial and tourist powerhouse, steeped in history and proud of its roots. Situated in the Atlantic Ocean, Bermuda is at once strategic and idyllic. A fascinating history of trade, privateering and defence, coupled with the boom in tourism to its pink sandy beaches and innovative financial services, all serving to make these islands a gem between Britain, North America and the Caribbean.

Beach at Astwood Park © Ministry of Tourism and Transport Bermuda

Beach at Astwood Park © Ministry of Tourism and Transport Bermuda

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