Richard LLewellyn Sealy
Former Cabinet Minister in Barbados
Richard Llewellyn Sealy is a Barbadian politician and former Cabinet Minister.
Early life and education
Richard Llewellyn Sealy was born on 31 October 1968 and was educated at Merriville Primary. He received his secondary education at Harrison College and pursued tertiary studies at the University of Florida, where he was awarded a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree in Civil Engineering and received a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus.
A Civil Engineer by profession, Mr. Sealy has served on the Film Censorship Board (1991-1994), the Engineering Registration Board (1991-1994), as well as the National Assistance Board (1991-1994). He is also a member of the Barbados Cancer Society.
He officially joined the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) in 1989, and became actively involved in politics during the 1991 general election. He spoke on the Young Democrats' platforms and campaigned for David Bowen who defeated Richie Haynes in that election. Sealy served as President of the Young Democrats from 1995 to 1997; and was a former Vice President of the DLP and is a Member of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.
Richard Sealy carried the banner for the Democratic Labour Party in the St. Michael South Central constituency in the 1999 general election, but was defeated by David Gill of the Barbados Labour Party. In the 2003 general election, he defeated Gill to become a Member of Parliament.
While in Opposition (2003-2008), Sealy has shadowed several portfolios, including Industry and International Business, Foreign Trade, Commerce, Consumer Affairs and Business Development, International Transport and Health.
Sealy was unsuccessful in his bid to retain in seat in the 24 May 2018 General Election.
Sealy os one of three sons of retired banker Sir Austin Sealy and Rita Sealy, Richard Sealy is the great nephew of the late Wynter Crawford.