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Lorencezo Chanlah Codrington
(10 January 1958 - )
Lorencezo Chanlah Codrington
Former Cabinet Minister, Antigua and Barbuda

Chanlah Codrington is an Antiguan and Barbudan politican and former parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister.

Early life and education

Mr. Codrington was born on 10 January 1958 in the village of Sea View Farm, Antigua. Chanlah's father was a tailor and his mother was a seamstress.He attended the Sea View Farm Primary School and the Antigua Grammar School. He obtained GCE passes in Physics, Mathematics, English, Biology and Spanish and, has acquired an advanced level certificate in law from the Cambridge University. He also acquired a Bachelor of Laws (LLB / distance learning) from Holborn College / Woolverhampton University in the United Kingdom.


Codrington currently serves as the local representative for Holborn College. In his professional life, he is an electronic technician who worked for 28 years at the Caribbean Relay Station. In government, Chanlah has served on a variety of boards and commissions. On these boards, he is not known as a partisan politician, he is known as an friendly and effective grassroots advocate who can work across party lines to get things done in the best interest of the people he represents.

Codrington lost his seat in the 12 June 2014 general election to newcomer Michael Browne of the Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party.

Personal life

Chanlah is a husband to Delora Davis Codrington also of Sea View Farm and father of four children, Chanlah Codrington, Chandora Codrington, Chante Codrington, and Chandera Codrington. Chanlah is a former member of the Optimist Club of Wadadli. He is also involved in the Health for the Children Foundation where he plays in a band every other Saturday at the corner of Redcliffe Street and Corn Alley to raise money for children with terminal illnesses. In his free time, he enjoys playing music and fishing.

A man of God, he attends the Sea View Farm Zion Church of God where he plays the guitar and keyboard from time to time.

Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2014 All Saints West United Progressive Party 1,596 45.03% Lost Lost to Michael Browne (ABLP)
2009 All Saints West United Progressive Party 1,804 59.11% Won 2nd Term
2004 All Saints West United Progressive Party 2,001 63.97% Won 1st Term
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for All Saints West House of Representatives UPP 23 March 2004 - 12 June 2014
Deputy Speaker House of Representatives UPP 2004 - 2009
Post Date
Minister of State attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Housing and the Environment 16 March 2009 - 12 June 2014
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Chanlah Codrington
Occupation Technician, Politician
Date of Birth 10 January 1958
Place of Birth Sea View Farm, Antigua
Notable Accomplishments
Former parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister
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