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Elmore Charles
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Elmore Charles is an Antiguan and Barbudan politican and former senator and Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Elmore "Tamo" Charles was born and raised in New Field Village. After primary school, he attended the Seventh Day Adventist School and completed secondary school in St. Thomas. He studied business administration at the University of the Virgin Islands and completed his education at the Institute of Design Construction Technology in New York. He worked in New York and St. Thomas prior to returning to Antigua, where he started a number of successful businesses.

Early life and education

A self-made, successful businessman, Mr. Charles started Antigua Concrete Services in 1998 and formed a number of other successful companies in construction and development.

In 2004, Charles unsuccessfully contested the St. Phillip Seat seat for the ALP, losing to incumbent Wilmoth Daniel. From 2004-2007, he served as a Senator under the Antigua Labour Party. In 2007, Charles resigned his seat as a Senator and also resigned from the Antigua Labour Party.

In 2008, Charles was selected to serve as a Senator in the United Progressive Party Administration. In 2009, Charles unsuccessfully contested the St. Phillip North seat for the UPP, losing to incumbent Robin Yearwood.

Charles served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport in the Baldwin Spencer Administration rom 2009 - 2012.

Personal life

An avid sportsman, Charles played cricket and football for the New Field School and village teams. He received his nickname "Tamo" while playing cricket internationally. The name was given to him by the Australian fast bowler, Jeff Thompson.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2009 St. Phillip North United Progressive Party 1,693 39.09% Lost Lost to Robin Yearwood (ALP)
2004 St. Philip South Antigua Labour Party 1,013 34.79% Lost Lost to Wilmoth Daniel (UPP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Senator Senate UPP 2008 - 2012
Senator Senate ALP 2004 - 2007
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Minister of State in the Ministry of Works and Transport 16 March 2009 - 2012
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Elmore Charles
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Occupation Businessman, Politician
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Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Senator and Cabinet Minister
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