Mr Hayward will serve in education, workforce development, national security, social development and sports.Ms Caesar, Mr Campbell and Mr Hayward were all appointed to the Senate last month, having challenged in seats traditionally held by the One Bermuda Alliance.The party won 24 seats in the House of Assembly, compared to 12 for the One Bermuda Alliance creating a 12 seat advantage over the Opposition, which the PLP has not enjoyed since it first came to power in 1998.Party spokeswoman Liana Hall told The Royal Gazette: We felt very confident.Bermuda is a parliamentary representative democratic dependency. In accordance with the Bermuda Constitution (Amendment) Order 2003 and its Second Schedule, electoral districts changed in March 2003 from 20 dual-seat (2 members of Parliament) constituencies with significant variations in size of each - in 9 Parishes of almost the same size of each Parish - to 36 single-member constituencies.The UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( FCO) administers Bermuda internationally but in all other matters Bermuda is a self-governing British Overseas Territory (BOT), one of the 14 BOTS worldwide and the oldest. It meant a reduction of 4 Members of Parliament.2017. Dennis Lister Jr, the longest-serving Progressive Labour Party MP, has been chosen as the new Speaker of the House after a meeting last week of the PLP caucus.
Ms Furbert was speaking after Senators Crystal Caesar, Vance Campbell and Jason Hayward were appointed junior ministers alongside her at a ceremony at Government House.
Mr Campbell described his appointments as an awesome responsibility.
Its a responsibility that I will take on with integrity, hard work, and diligence, as I would with anything in life, he said.
Mr Lister, whose parliamentary career began in 1989, represents Sandys North Central, while Hamilton East MP Mr Burgess, a former president of the Bermuda Industrial Union, became an MP in a 1998 by-election.
The new Speaker replaces Randy Horton, who was appointed to the post in February 2013, with One Bermuda Alliance MP Suzann Roberts-Holshouser as deputy.