Michael Dunkley
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Michael Dunkley

Michael H. Dunkley

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12th Premier of Bermuda

19 May 2014 - 19 July 2017
MonarchElizabeth II
DeputyEverard T. (Bob) Richards (Retired 2017)
George Fergusson
Ginny Ferson (Acting)
John Rankin
Craig Cannonier
Edward David Burt
Personal details
Born (1958-06-18) 18 June 1958 (age 61)
Political partyOne Bermuda Alliance
ResidenceDevonshire, Bermuda[1]
Alma materUniversity of Richmond
George Washington University

Michael Henry Dunkley, JP, MP is a politician and businessman in Bermuda and was born June 18, 1958.[2] He was an MP and member general of the One Bermuda Alliance political party and an active businessman on the island.

Mr. Dunkley was the 12th Premier of Bermuda until his party, the One Bermuda Alliance (OBA), was defeated in a landslide victory for the Progressive Labour Party (PLP) on 18 July 2017. Dunkley resigned as leader of the OBA on 19 July 2017.

Early life and education

Dunkley is the son of Henry "Bill" Harlow Dunkley (1928-1975) and Marye Lee Dunkley (née O'Dea). He was educated at Saltus Grammar School in Bermuda, Trinity College School in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada, and graduated from University of Richmond and George Washington University[3] in 1980.

He first entered politics in 1997 with his election to The House of Assembly in Bermuda.[3] On December 17, 2012, the One Bermuda Alliance won the general election and Dunkley was appointed the Deputy Premier and Minister of Public Safety. He has been often recognized by the Best of Bermuda Gold Awards published by the Bermudian Magazine for his work in politics and in 2007 was voted "Most Effective Politician."

As a businessman he is Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Dunkley's Dairy, a milk processing plant and one of the island's largest food importers. Vice President of Island Properties Ltd, a property management company and is President of Dunkley's Management Holdings Ltd, a management consultant company.

On 19 July 2017 Michael Dunkley resigned as leader of the One Bermuda Alliance party, after having called a snap election and losing the election.[4]

Personal life

On 23 May 1981 he married Pamela and had 2 daughters (Christine and Brooke) with her.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Honourable Michael H. Dunkley, J.P, M.P, Minister of Public Safety Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Michael Dunkley". One Bermuda Alliance. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ a b "The Hon. Michael Dunkley, JP, MP". Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "Michael Dunkley Resigns As OBA Leader". Bernews. 19 July 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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