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The Speaker is Presiding Officer of the House of Assembly. The role of the Speaker is to ensure the orderly flow of business, the House of Assembly observes parliamentary rules and traditions, both written and unwritten. It is the Speaker's duty to interpret these rules impartially, to maintain order, and to defend the rights and privileges of Members, including the right to freedom of speech. To preserve the trust of the House, the Speaker's actions must be impartial. Consequently, the Speaker never participates in debate, and works to balance the right of the Government to transact business in an orderly manner and the right of all Members to be heard in debate.
Photo Name House(s) Entered Office Left Office
Photo The Hon. Sir John Eustace Theodore BRANCKER, QC

1961 - 1966

Dec 1961 Aug 1971
1966 - 1971
Photo Neville G.A. MAXWELL, Esq., LLB. 1971 - 1976 Sep 1971 Jan 1976
Photo C.A.Eyre HOPPIN, Esq., 1971 - 1976 Jan 1976 Aug 1976
Photo Walter Clare Burton HINDS, Esq.

1976 - 1981

Sep 1976 Jun 1984
1981 - 1986
Photo C. Lindsay BOLDEN, Esq., LLB. 1981 - 1986 Jun 1984 May 1986
Photo Lawson A. WEEKES, GCM, JP, MP

1986 - 1991

May 1986 Jun 1994
1991 - 1994
Photo His Honour Ishmael A. ROETT, GCM, MP

1994 - 1998

Sep 1994 Dec 2007
1999 - 2003
2003 - 2007
Photo His Honour Michael A. CARRINGTON, MP 2008 - 2013 Feb 2008 Mar 2018
2013 - 2018
Photo His Honour Arthur HOLDER 2018 - present 05 Jun 2018 present
Speakers of the House of Assembly - 1952 - 1961
Name Entered Office Left Office
Colonel Thomas Modyford 1652 1652
Colonel Thomas Modyford 1654 1654
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Lambert 1660 1660
Colonel John Burch 1661 1661
Colonel Thomas Modyford 1661 1664
Samuel Farmer 1665 1667
John Jennings 1667 1667
Henry Walrond 1669 1671
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Lambert 1669 1673
Colonel Christopher Codrington 1674 1674
Colonel William Sharpe 1676 1678
Colonel Christopher Codrington 1678 1678
Colonel Richard 1679 1681
Colonel Christopher Codrington 1681 1682
Colonel William Sharpe 1682 1683
Richard Seawell 1684 1685
John Reid 1685 1687
John Farmer 1687 1688
Judge Foster 1688 1689
John Reid 1689 1689
Wm. Foster 1690 1690
Robert Harper 1690 1690
J. Bromley 1690 1691
John Mills 1691 1692
Willoughby Chamberlaine 1692 1693
Colonel Waterman 1693 1695
Colonel Robert Bishop 1695 1696
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Maxwell 1697 1700
James Colleton 1700 1701
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Downes 1701 1702
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Maxwell 1702 1703
William Holder 1703 1706
Wm. Wheeler 1706 1707
Reynold Alleyne 1712 1712
William Carter 1712 1712
William Carter 1714 1714
Reynold Alleyne 1714 1715
William Carter 1715 1717
Edmund Sutton 1717 1720
George Forester 1722 1723
Henry Peers 1727 1731
Henry Peers 1736 1740
John Lyte 1740 1742
Sir William Gibbons, Bart 1742 1760
John Lyte 1760 1762
John Gay Alleyne, Bart 1767 1770
Samson Wood 1770 1772
John Gay Alleyne, Bart 1772 1779
Samson Wood 1780 1787
Joshua Gittens 1797 1804
John Beckles 1804 1819
Thomas Griffith 1819 1821
Cheeseman Moe 1823 1825
Robert Haynes 1825 1829
Colonel Nathaniel Forte 1829 1835
Samuel Hinds 1836 1839
Sr. R.B. Clarke 1839 1840
George Taylor 1841 1846
Francis Gooding, M.B. 1846 1847
Sir John Thomas 1847 1860
Chas Packer 1861 1867
Thomas Gill 1867 1870
Edmund Lee Haynes 1870 1870
Agustus Briggs 1871 1875
John Glasgow Grant 1875 1879
George C. Pil 1879 1880
Henry Pilgrim 1880 1880
John Kellman 1881 1883
A.J. Pile, CMG 1883 1885
Timothy Yearwood 1886 1887
A.J. Pile, CMG 1887 1889
W.H. Greaves 1889 1890
A.J. Pile, CMG 1891 1893
Sir Sir Frederick James Clarke, KCMG, VD 1898 1934
G.D.L. Pile, OBE 1934 1934
Sir H.B.G. Austin, OBE 1934 1937
G.D.L. Pile, OBE 1937 1937
Sir H.B.G. Austin, OBE 1938 1942
G.D.L. Pile, OBE 1942 1944
G.M. Evelyn 1944 1948
Sir K.N.R. Husbands 1948 1956
Sir H.G.H. Cummins, CBE 1956 1958
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