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 Political Parties in Barbados
Barbados historically has been dominated by two parties - the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) and the Democratic Labour Party (DLP). One or more minor parties and independent candidates may also contest each election.
MAJOR ACTIVE PARTIES
  Barbados Labour Party (BLP)
Political Leader: Mia A. MOTTLEY Seats in House of Assembly: 14/30
   
  Democratic Labour Party (DLP)
Political Leader: Freundel J. STUART Seats in House of Assembly: 16/30
   
SUMMARY OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND OTHER GROUPS
  Party Code Status Founded First election Last Election  # Elections
  Barbados Labour Party BLP active 1938 1951 2013 14
  Barbados Electors Association BEA defunct 1941 1951 1951 1
  West Indian National Congress Party CP defunct 1944 1951 1951 1
  Democratic Labour Party DLP active 1955 1956 2013 13
  Progresive Conservative Party PCP defunct 1956 1956 1956 1
  People's Progressive Movement PPM defunct 1956 1956 1966 2
  Barbados National Party BNP defunct 1960 1961 1966 2
  People's Political Alliance PPA defunct 1976 1976 1976 1
  Workers Party of Barbados WPB defunct 1985 1986 1986 1
  National Democraic Party NDP defunct 1989 1991 1984 2
  People's Empowerment Party PEP active 2006 2008 2008 1
  People's Democratic Congress PDC active 2005 2008 2013 2
  Kingdom Government of Barbados KGB active 2013 2013 2013 1
  Barbados Integrity Movement BIM active 2016 - - -
  Solutions Barbados SB active 2016 - - -
  United Progressive Party UPP active 2017 - - -
  Citizens Action Partnership CAP active 2017 - - -
  New Barbados Kingdom Alliance NBKA active 2017 - - -
OTHER OF POLITICAL PARTIES AND GROUPS
Democratic League
Note: Colour codes are used for ease of recognition of political parties in data tables and figures. For older parties the colour is not necessarily indicative of the colour used by that party at the time.
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