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The Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly is the Speaker. The role of the Speaker is to ensure the orderly flow of business, the House of Assembly observes parliamentary rules and traditions, both written and unwritten. It is the Speaker's duty to interpret these rules impartially, to maintain order, and to defend the rights and privileges of Members, including the right to freedom of speech. To preserve the trust of the House, the Speaker's actions must be impartial. Consequently, the Speaker never participates in debate, and works to balance the right of the Government to transact business in an orderly manner and the right of all Members to be heard in debate.
Recent Speakers of the House of Assembly
Photo Name Entered Office Left Office
Photo Hon. Lawrence P. GUTTERIDGE 1976 1979
Photo Hon. F. John BARRITT 1979 1989
Photo Hon. David E. WILKINSON 1989 1993
Photo Hon. Ernest D. DECUTO 1993 1998
Photo Hon. Stanley W. LOWE 1998 2012
Photo Hon. K.H. Randolph HORTON 2013 2017
Photo Hon. Dennis P. LISTER 8 Sep 2017 present

Speakers of the House of Assembly 1622 - 1976

Name Entered Office Left Office
Roger Wood 1622 1629
Anthony Jenour Sen. 1629 1632
Thomas Stokes 1632 1636
Josias Ffoster 1637 1641
Henry Smith 1643 1646
Charles Wheterhall 1646 1646
John Vaughn 1646 1651
Henry Tucker (Secretary) 1658 1661
Charles Wheterhall 1662 1663
Crnelius White 1671 1676
John Tucker (Secretary) 1682 1685
Thomas Richards 1685 1688
John Gilbert 1696 1696
Charles Walker & Anthony White 1696 1697
Francis Jones 1698 1700
John Brooke 1701 1703
Francis Jones 1703 1707
John Dickinson 1707 1710
William Tucker 1710 1715
Robert Burton 1715 1715
John Jennings 1715 1722
Thomas Parsons 1722 1723
Jonathan Outerbridge 1723 1725
Perient Trott 1726 1728
Thomas Smith 1728 1729
Perient Trott 1729 1732
Nathaniel Bascome 1732 1735
Perient Trott 1736
Nathaniel Bascome 1737 1737
Perient Trott 1737 1739
Henry Tucker 1739 -
Thomas Gilbert 1740 -
James Tauncey 1742 -
Samuel Trott 1747 1748
Conelius Hinson 1748 1789
Copeland Stiles 1785 1789
James Tucker 1789 1792
Nathaniel Butterfield 1792 1793
James Tucker 1793 1808
John Noble Harvey 1811 1846
Alexander Ewing 1846 1864
George Somers Tucker 1864 1874
Samuel Saltus Ingham 1874 1895
Sir Thomas J. Waden 1895 1923
Sir Reginald Gray 1923 1929
A.W. Black 1929 1933
Sir J. Reginald Conyers 1933 1948
Sir John W. Cox 1948 1968
Lt. Col. St. Jeffrey Astwood 1968 1972
Sir Dudley Spurling 1972 1976
source: http://www.parliament.bm
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