Bentley Royer

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Julien Bentley Royer (born 1955) is a Dominican politician in the Dominica Labour Party and a former schoolteacher. He served briefly as a senator in the Dominica House of Assembly in 2010, and has twice been an unsuccessful candidate for an elected seat.

Royer was born in Salisbury, Dominica. He graduated from the Dominica Teacher's Training College and also studied in Jamaica.[1] Royer taught auto mechanics at the Goodwill Secondary School and has served as a board member of the Salisbury Credit Union.[1]

Royer contested the Salisbury constituency on the Labour Party ticket in the 2009 general election. He lost to the opposition United Workers Party candidate Hector John on 18 December 2009, with 512 to John's 817 votes (38.1% to 60.7%).[2] Royer was then appointed to serve as a senator in the House of Assembly on 4 February 2010.[3] Royer resigned his seat to again contest the Salisbury constituency in a by-election, after John's seat was declared vacant due to the UWP boycott of the House of Assembly. Royer again lost to John on 9 July 2010, with 415 votes to John's 772 (34.6% to 64.4%).[4]

He is married and has five children.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Dominica Labour Party, 2009 candidate profile of Bentley Royer, retrieved 14 July 2010 .
  2. ^ Electoral Office (21 December 2009), House of Assembly General Election 2009 - Final Count (PDF), Commonwealth of Dominica, archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011, retrieved 22 April 2010 .
  3. ^ DLP announces new senators, Dominica News Online, 4 February 2010, retrieved 25 September 2010 [permanent dead link].
  4. ^ Electoral Office, 2010 By-Election Results (Final Count), Commonwealth of Dominica, archived from the original on 6 December 2010, retrieved 25 September 2010 . See also Bentley Royer Begrudgingly Concedes Defeat in Salisbury, Dominica Central, 10 July 2010, archived from the original on 10 July 2011, retrieved 14 July 2010 .