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Barbados General Election Results - 24 May 2018
General elections go to the polls on 28 May 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.

On 26 April 2018, Prime Minister Stuart announced that elections would be held on Thursday, 24 May 2018 in a brief statement released by the Barbados Government Information Service. Nomination Day was set for Monday, 7 May 2018,

Political Parties & Candidates

The 2018 election has attracted a record number of parties and candidates. A total of 135 candidates were nominated to contest the election on 7 May 2018 - Nomination Day. 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 is presenting three candidates; and the Kingdom Government of Barbados (KGB), led by Steve Hunte, is presenting one candidate. The Barbados Integrity Movement (BIM) will be contesting an election for the first time and being led by Neil Holder with a total of eight candidates. There will also be 10 independent candidates.

There are 37 women and 98 men contesting the 2018 election. For the first time, two political parties, the BLP and UPP are being led in an election by women.

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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 Mon, 7 May 2018
Polling Day Thu, 24 May 2018
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)
2018 PARTY MANIFESTOS  
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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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