Anthony Eden

Candidate Information

Anthony Eden

Savannah

Independent

Background

Mr. Eden is the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Member of the Standing Select Committee of Privileges and First Elected Member for Bodden Town. He is a former merchant seaman and soldier in the U.S. Army. He is also a justice of the peace and the recipient of the OBE for services to the community.

Mr Eden has represented the district of Bodden Town since 1992. When Executive Council was enlarged to include five elected Ministers in 1994, Mr. Eden was elected the fifth Minister. He was assigned the portfolio of Health, Drug Abuse Prevention and Rehabilitation, and in 1997 was further assigned the responsibility for Social Welfare. Mr. Eden held these positions until the 2000 elections. Mr. Eden served as the Minister for Health and Human Services again from 2005 to 2009.

During his term of office, he was instrumental in the construction of the new Cayman Islands Hospital, which was completed in March 1999. At that time, this state of the art hospital was equipped with the best doctors, nurses, management and staff as well as up-to-date cutting edge equipment.

He is married to Ellen and they have two sons. He is a founding member of the PPM.