Former parliamentarian Sir Eric Burton dies


Former parliamentarian Sir Eric Burton has died. He passed away at a hospital in New York on Friday after a long period of illness.

He was 90 years old.

Sir Eric was the leader of the opposition from 1984 to 1989.


He was the only elected member of the opposition during that period.

In 2012 Sir Eric was conferred the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of the Nation for his service in politics, agriculture and the fishing industry.

In 2019 Sir Eric paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Gaston Browne

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  1. Condolences to Sir Eric’s family. He was a great son of the soil and much underappreciated. He led the opposition during the darkest days of the ALP.

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