Charles Lindsay Bolden, CBE
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados
Charles Lindsay Bolden is a Barbadian poitician and a former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados.
Early life and education
Charles Lindsay Bolden was born in Barbados in 1931. He was educated at at Society Mixed School: Combermere School; and
London University, LL.B. (Hons.).
Bolden is a Barrister-at-Law (Inner
Temple) and worked as in private practice in Barbados from 1964 to 1976.
Bolden first entered the House of Assembly having successfully contesting the St. Joseph by-election in 1970 on a Barbados Labour Party (BLP) ticket.
He was re-elected in 1976 and served as Minister of Agriculture Food and Consumer
Affairs (1976-1978); and Minister of Communications and Works (1978-1981) in the Tom Adams led Barbados Labour Party (BLP) Administration.
Re-elected in 1981, Bolden was appointed as Deputy Speaker and he served as Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados from 1984 to 1986.
In 1986, Bolden lost his seat to Maizie Barker-Welch of the Democratice Labour Party (DLP). He did not contest any further elections.
Bolden later served as Deputy President of the Senate from 1999 to 2003.
Honours and awards
In 1998, Bolden was awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to politics.