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Barbados General Election Results 2018
General elections are constitutionally due in Barbados by June 2018. Elections will be held for all 30 seats in the House of Assembly using a first-past-the-post system.

Electoral System

The 30 members of the House of Assembly are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting. There was no fixed election date in effect in Barbados at this time; hence, the choice of election date is the prerogative of the Prime Minister.

Background

The Barbados parliament automatically dissolved pursuant to the constitution on Monday, 5 March 2018 without Prime Minister Freundel Stuart announcing a date for general elections, which are due by June. 

It expected that, within 90 days of dissolution, an election date must and will be set, pursuant to Article 62 (1), which states: “After every dissolution of Parliament the Governor General shall issue writs for a general election of members of appointment the House of Assembly returnable within ninety days from that dissolution.”

Political Parties & Candidates

The 2018 election has attracted a record number of parties and candidates. To date, the ruling Freundel Stuart led Democratic Labour Party (DLP), and the opposition Mia Mottley led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) have both announced their full slates of 30 candidates each. The new Solutions Barbados (SB), led by Grenville Phillips II, has announced a slate of 26 candidates, whereas the United Progressive Party (UPP), led by former BLP Cabinet Minister Lynette Eastmond is presenting a slate of 23 candidates.

The People's Democratic Congress (PDC), led by Mark Adamson has announced three candidates. Its partner in the Coalition of United Parties (CUP), the Bajan Free Party (BFP), led by Alex Mitchell; and the Kingdom Government of Barbados (KGB), led by Steve Hunte, will also be contesting the election but has not finalised its slate of candidates. The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) will be contesting an election for the first time and being led by Neil Holder. The BIM recently merged with the Lynroy Scantlebury led New Barbados Kingdom Alliance (NBKA).

Two independent candidates have also announced their intentions to contest the 2018 election - Natalie Harewood in the City of Bridgetown, and former DLP candidate Randall Rouse, in St. Joseph. | Learn more about 2018 candidates.

ELECTORALMAP 2013
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ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System First-past-the-post
Elected Members 30 single-member constituencies
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of House Mon, 5 Mar 2018
Nomination Day To be announced
Polling Day To be announced
POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Alex MITCHELL
Bajan Free Party (BFP)
  Photo Neil HOLDER
Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM)
  Photo Mia A. MOTTLEY
Barbados Labour Party (BLP)
  Photo Freundel J. STUART
Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
  Photo Steve HUNTE
Kingdom Government of Barbados (KGB)
  Photo Mark ADAMSON
People's Democratic Congress (PDC)
  Photo Grenville PHILLIPS II
Solutions Barbados (SB)
  Photo Lynette EASTMOND
United Progressive Party (UPP)
2013 PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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BLP 2013 Manifesto
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DLP 2013 Manifesto
 
 PAST ELECTIONS learn more
   GENERAL ELECTIONS
   General Election Results 1951
   General Election Results 1956
   General Election Results 1961
   General Election Results 1966
   General Election Results 1971
   General Election Results 1976
   General Election Results 1981
   General Election Results 1986
   General Election Results 1991
   General Election Results 1994
   General Election Results 1999
   General Election Results 2003
   General Election Results 2008
   General Election Results 2013
   General Election Results 2018
   BY-ELECTIONS
   St. Lucy By-election 1954
   St. Joseph By-election 1958
   St. John By-election 1958
   City of Bridgetown By-election 1969
   St. Joseph By-election 1970
   St. Philip North By-election 1976
   City of Bridgetown By-election 1976
   St. Michael South Central By-election 1978
   St. Peter By-election 1984
   St. Thomas By-election 1985
   St. John By-election 1987
   St. Michael North West By-election 1996
   St. Thomas By-election 2001
   St. John By-election 2011
 POLITICAL PARTIES learn more
  Bajan Free Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement
  Barbados Labour Party
  Democratic Labour Party
  Kingdom Government of Barbados
  People's Democratic Congress
  Solutions Barbados
  United Progressive Party
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Key
  Bajan Free Party   NDP = National Democratic Party   United Progressive Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement   People's Democratic Congress   WPB = Workers Party of Barbados
  Barbados Labour Party   PEP = People's Empowerment Party   Independent Candidate
  Democratic Labour Party   PPA = People's Political Alliance   *incumbent
  Kingdom Government of Barbados   Solutions Barbados   ** Political Leader
Sources
Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Bajan Free Party (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/Bajan-Free-Party-BFP-HonAlex-MitchellEl-1767331239973521/
Barbados Integrity Movement (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/barbdaosintegritymovement/?ref=py_c
Barbados Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.blp.org.bb/
Coalition of United Party. (2018) Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/alexmitchell.el/
Democratic Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from http://dlpbarbados.org/site/
Solutions Barbados. (2018). Retrieved from https://solutionsbarbados.com/
United Progressive Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://uppbarbados.org/
Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2018). Barbados. Retrieved from http://archive.ipu.org/parline/reports/2025_E.htm
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