Michael Andrew Lashley, QC
Former Cabinet Minister, Barbados
Michael Andrew Lashley is a Barbadian politician and a former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Michael Andrew Lashley was born on 30 April 1966. He attended St. Mark's Primary, the Garrison Secondary and the Barbados Community College. He pursued further studies in Law at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies and gained his legal certificate from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago.
His early working life was spent primarily in the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions where he did his in-service training. He entered private practice in October 1995.
In the 2003 General Election, Lashley running on a Democratic Labour Party (DLP) ticket defeated Rudolph Greenidge of th Barbados Labour Party (BLP) to become the member of Parliament for St. Philip North. He has served in the DLP Shadow Cabinet as Minister of Housing and Lands; Labour and National Insurance and the Civil Service; Labour and Social Security; Housing Lands and the Environment.
Lashley was re-elected in 2008 and appointed to the Daid Thompson Cabinet. He was re-elected to a third consecutive term in 2013 and was appointed Minister of Transport and Works in the Freundel Stuart Administration.
Lashley was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Lashley is the co-founder of the St. Philip’s Carnival Committee, the Public Relations Officer of Coles Neighbourhood Watch, and the founder of Love Thy Neighbour Group. Every year he gives books to the Primary Schools in his constituency.