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The Barbuda People's Movement is a political party in Barbuda, part of Antigua and Barbuda.

BPM is allied to the United Progressive Party.

At the last elections, 23 March 2004, the party won contested the sole seat allotted to Barbuda (in total there are 17 seats in the parliament). The election ended in a draw between BPM and the Barbuda People's Movement for Change, which both got exactly 400 votes. A by-election was held on April 20 in which Trevor Walker of BPM was elected with 408 votes against 394 for the BPMC candidate Arthur Nibbs.

In the 1999 parliamentary elections BPM won the Barbuda seat. The BPM candidate got 418 votes, and defeated the candidate from the Antigua Labour Party.

In the March 1997 BPM won all seats in the elections to the Barbuda council, defeating its main rival the New Barbuda Development Movement.


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