Bobby Stevenson

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Bobby Stevenson

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Deputy Leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Eastern Cape
Assumed office
2007
Serving with Chantel King
Member of the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature
Assumed office
June 1999
Personal details
Born
Robert Sykes Stevenson

(1959-02-18) 18 February 1959 (age 61)
Port Elizabeth, Cape Province, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
Political partyDemocratic Alliance
Other political
affiliations
Democratic
Progressive Federal Party
OccupationMember of the Provincial Legislature
ProfessionPolitician

Robert Sykes Stevenson (born 18 February 1959), known as Bobby Stevenson, is a South African politician serving as the deputy provincial leader of the Democratic Alliance since 2007. Stevenson was elected to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in 1999.

Biography[edit]

Stevenson was born 19 February 1959 in Port Elizabeth, then part of South Africa's Cape Province. He joined the Progressive Federal Party.[1] In 1988, Stevenson was elected to the Port Elizabeth municipal council. He was the youngest councillor at that time.[1] He then joined the Democratic Party.

Stevenson was elected to the Eastern Cape Provincial Legislature in the 1999 general election.[1] He is one of the legislature's longest-serving members. Stevenson is currently the leader of the opposition.[1]

The Democratic Party became the Democratic Alliance in 2000. Stevenson has been the deputy provincial leader of the party since 2007 and a member of the provincial executive committee since 2000.[1] He also serves on the party's Federal Council, Federal Finance Committee and Federal Candidates Election Committee. Stevenson is the leader of the Port Elizabeth South West constituency.[1]

Stevenson was re-elected for a fifth term as deputy provincial leader at the party's virtual provincial congress in August 2020. He now serves alongside Member of Parliament Chantel King.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Nkosi, Nomazimo (29 August 2020). "DA provincial elective congress: Stevenson contesting position of DA deputy provincial leader". HeraldLIVE. Retrieved 29 August 2020.
  2. ^ Nkosi, Nomazimo (29 August 2020). "DA elects new provincial leadership". HeraldLIVE. Retrieved 29 August 2020.

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