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Wilbert E. Sterling
(26 October 1939 - 23 November 2009)
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Wilbert E. Sterling
Former Parliamentarian, Antigua and Barbuda

Wilbert E. Sterling was a former Antiguan parliamentarian.

Early life and education

Wilbert E. Sterling was born on 26 October 1939, in Freeman's Village, Antigua to Montague Sterling and Ruth Walker.

Career

Sterling represented St. Lukes for the Progressive Labour Movement from 1971 - 1976. In November 1973 he announced his dissatisfaction with the government's performance and chose to sit as an independent member of parliament. In August 1974, he announced that he had joined the oppostion Antigua Labour Party. Sterling subsequently lost his seat in the 1976 election.

Personal life

Sterling was the husband of Elmina Lois (Warren) Sterling and the father of six.

Death

Sterling passed away Monday, 23 November 2009, aged 70 at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, following a brief illness.

ELECTION TIMELINE
Year District Party Votes % votes Result Notes6
1980 St. Luke Antigua Labour Party 432 37.44% Lost Lost to Charlesworth Samuel (PLM)
1976 St. Luke Antigua Labour Party 548 40.12% Lost Lost to Charlesworth Samuel (PLM)
1971 St. Luke Progressive Labour Movement 572 62.93% Won 1st term
PARLIAMENTARY TIMELINE
Post Chamber Party Date
MP for St. Luke House of Representatives PLM August 1974 - February 1976
MP for St. Luke House of Representatives PLM November 1973 - August 1974
MP for St. Luke House of Representatives PLM February 1971 - November 1973
Sources
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/southofboston-enterprise/obituary.aspx?n=wilbert-e-sterling&pid=136691754
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/s/Darrell-A-Basknight/WEBSITE-0001/UHP-0017.html
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Occupation Politician
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Date of Birth 26 October 1939
Place of Birth Freeman's Village, Antigua
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Date of Death 23 November 2009 (aged 70)
Place of Death USA
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Notable Accomplishments
Former Parliamentarian
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Antigua and Barbuda
POLITICAL AFFILIATION
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Antigua Labour Party (from August 1974)
Progressive Labour Movement (until November 1973)
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