The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party (PLP) was launched
by seven working class men motivated by Wilfred Mose
Allen, in the back of town garage of Hugh Ryo Richardson.
The was a regular gathering place for these gentlemen
to gather and discuss the issues of the day with fearlessness
and passion. This group became known as the ‘Garage
The other esteemed members were Albert
Peter Smith, Edward DeJean, Walter NH Robinson, Austin
Wilson, and Dilton C. Cann. The name of the party was
conceived around the dining room table of Mr. DeJean. The
first official meeting was held at the offices of Walter
N. H. Robinson, Church Street, Hamilton February 10, 1963.
Bermuda’s oldest political party, the Bermuda
Progressive Labour Party, founded in 1963, has in the
relatively short span of thirty-four years grown into one
of the two major political forces in this mid-Atlantic