Michael A. Carrington
Former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados
Michael Carrington is a former Speaker of the House of Assembly of Barbados.
Early life and educaiton
Michael Carrington was born in Bayville, St. Michael on 9 March 1959 to Jeremiah and Sheila lanthe Carrington. He received his primary education at Bay Primary and Wesley Hall Boys'. He continued his education at Lodge School, the Barbados Community College, The University of the West Indies and the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad. He was called to the Bar in October 1989.
He became an Attorney-at-Law specializing in land, family and business law, before pursuing a career in elective politics.
As Speaker of the House of Assembly he has drawn on his training and experience as an Attorney-at-Law, presiding with equity, fairness and without fear or favour. Though challenged in recent times by members of Her Majesty’s Opposition who have not come to terms with the wishes of the electorate, he has been able to maintain the dignity and decorum of the House of Assembly.
Michael Carrington contested the 1999 General Election in the constituency of St. James North under the banner of the DLP. He was defeated by Rawle Eastmond. In the 2003 general election, Carrington, a product of Bush Hall, switched to St. Michael West, but was defeated by Rev. Joseph Atherley. In 2008, he defeated Atherley and retained the seat in 2013.
Carrington was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Michael is married to Sharon and they have three children.
Carrington has played an active role in the Anglican Church where he has served as Youth Leader, Sunday School Teacher, Community Outreach Coordinator and member of the Parish Church Council.
He has served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Barbados Bar Association.