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The Hon. Trevor Moniz, JP, MP

Shadow Attorney General

The Hon. Trevor Moniz is the representative for Constituency 9 - Smith’s West. He has been intimately involved in the only three successful Private Members’ Bills since party politics began in 1968. He moved the amendment that permitted Dr. John Stubbs’ 1994 Criminal Code Amendment Bill to pass, decriminalising homosexual behaviour, and was a drafter and promoter with four other MPs of the Prohibited Restaurants Act 1997, outlawing fast food franchises. Trevor also drafted and moved the Charities Amendment Act 1998, which opened the accounts of registered charities to public inspection. Trevor has worked tirelessly to create a Members’ Register of Interests, and campaigned against independence for Bermuda during the 1995 referendum. Voters in Smith’s West can expect Trevor to continue to act according to his conscience, often on behalf of groups that do not have a political voice. He attended Saltus Grammar School, and later studied law at King’s College, London, on Bermuda Government scholarships. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1976, and to the Bermuda Bar in 1977, still just 22. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship and attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a Diploma in Business Administration. Trevor returned to Bermuda in 1980, and established his own law practice two years later. He was elected to the House of Assembly in 1993. Trevor spends his free time with his four children.