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Maureen Colette Payne-Hyman
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Senator, the Hon. Maureen Collette Payne-Hyman
Government Senator, Antigua and Barbuda

Maureen Payne-Hyman is an Antiguan senator and Parliamentary Secretary.

Career

When she decided to enter the political arena in 2007 as the then Antigua Labour Party's candidate for St Phillip's South, Senator Maureen Payne-Hyman held the record of being the longest serving Magistrate in Antigua and Barbuda

The stint on the bench began in October 1992 and Maureen diligently worked her way up to become Chief Magistrate - a position in which she served with distinction. The uncompromising professionalism and fairness with which she executed her duties earned her the respect of other lawyers, the police, litigants, witnesses and prisoners alike.

Three years before the commencement of her Antigua assignment, Maureen's legal education along with her growing legal experience landed her an appointment by the Lord Chancellor of London as a Justice of the Peace and Magistrate at the Middlesex Division of the Brent Magistrate Court.

Following the ABLP return to office through the 12 June 2014 election, Payne-Hyman was was appointed a senator and Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labour. She was re-appointed to the Senate in 2018.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes
2009 St. Philip South Antigua Labour Party 311 26.8146.78% Lost Lost to Wilmoth Daniel (UPP)
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
Government Senator Senate ABLP 26 Mar 2018 - present
Government Senator Senate ABLP 24 Jun 2014 - 26 Feb 2018
Opposition Senator Senate ALP 2007 - 2009
PORTFOLIOS
Post Date
Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Legal Affairs, Public Safety, Immigration and Labour 18 Jun 2014 - 26 Feb 2018
Sources
http://www.ab.gov.ag/
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Maureen Payne-Hyman
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Occupation Lawyer, Politician
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Place of Birth Antigua and Barbuda
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