2008 Barbadian general election
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The Democratic Labour Party (DLP), which had been in opposition since 1994, won with 20 seats to 10 seats for the Barbados Labour Party, led by Prime Minister Owen Arthur. Recounts were held in some constituencies due to close results.
On 11 September 2008 Hamilton Lashley MP, for St. Michael South-East announced he would cross the floor and no longer be a member of the Barbados Labour Party, but would instead become an independent. His defection brought the BLP as Opposition down to nine seats for the remainder of the Parliamentary session. He later decided to join the ruling DLP party.
|Democratic Labour Party||77,681||52.55||20||+13|
|Barbados Labour Party||69,720||47.16||10||–13|
|People's Empowerment Party||235||0.16||0||New|
|People's Democratic Congress||46||0.03||0||New|
|Source: Electoral Department, Election Passport|
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