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Harold Lovell
(27 September 1955 - )
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Harold Earl Edmund Lovell
Political Leader, United Progressive Party, Antigua and Barbuda

Harold Earl Edmund Lovell is an Antiguan politician and senator and former Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

He attended the Antigua Grammar School and obtained his tertiary education at the University of the West Indies where he obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Geology and was Vice President of the Guild of Undergraduates. In 1984, he went on to study at the Thames Valley University and Middle Temple, where he qualified as a Barrister-at-Law.

He also holds a Master of Jurisprudence Degree from the University of Birmingham. While in England, he served on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Advisory Council for Leicestershire, England.

Career

Lovell started his professional career at the Antigua Public Utilities Authority (APUA). In 1978, he entered the teaching profession and taught dozens of students at the Antigua Grammar School and at the Antigua State College.

Lovell fought for justice for our teachers as General Secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda Union of Teachers and in politics as the General Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement (ACLM) and the Vice Chairman of the United Progressive Party (UPP).

After the UPP victory in 2004, Lovell, then parliamentary representative for St. John's City East, was appointed Minister of Tourism, Aviation, Culture and the Environment. In 2009 he became Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration.

Lovell lost his seat in the 12 June 2014 general election to Melford Nicholas of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party. He was appointed one of four UPP senators, but replaced on 12 Augusst 2014.

In May 2015, Lovell won the leadership of the United Progressive Party and returned to the Senate on 1 October 2015.

He unsuccessfully led the UPP to defeat in the 2018 general election. The Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ABLP) won 15 of 17 seats, with the UPP and the Barbuda People's Movement (BPM) each winning one seat. Lovell failed to recapture his St. John's Citu East seat from incumbent Melford Nicholas.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2018 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 616 43.91% Lost Lost to Melford Nicholas (ABLP)
2014 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 682 46.21% Lost Lost to Melford Nicholas (ABLP)
2009 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 826 56.15% Won 2nd Term
2004 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 968 62.21% Won 1st Term
1999 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 660 40.24% Lost Lost to John St. Luce (ALP)
1994 St. John's City East United Progressive Party 465 33.92% Lost Lost to John St. Luce (ALP)
1980 St. John's City East Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement 23 2.69% Lost Lost to John St. Luce (ALP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Senate Minority Leader Senate UPP 1 Oct 2015 - 26 Feb 2018
Opposition Senator Senate UPP 24 Jun 2014 - 12 Aug 2014
Representative for St. John's City East House of Representatives UPP 23 Mar 2004 - 12 Jun 2014
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration 16 Mar 2009 - 12 Jun 2014
Ministry of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Culture, and the Environment 1 Jan 2007 - 15 Mar 2009
Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation 5 Jan 2005 - 31 Dec 2006
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tourism, International Transportation and Trade 26 Mar 2004 - 4 Jan 2005
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Lovell
http://www.unitedprogressive.party
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Harold Lovell
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Occupation Lawyer, Economist, Politician
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Date of Birth 27 September 1955
Place of Birth St. John's, Antigua
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Cabinet Minister
Political Leader, United Progressive Party, Antigua and Barbuda
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