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2018 Barbadian general election

House of Assembly of Barbados Mia Mottley Barbados Labour Party
2018 Barbadian general election

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30 seats in the House of Assembly
16 seats needed for a majority
Turnout60% (Decrease2%)
  First party Second party
  2019 Mia Mottley.jpg Freundel Stuart.jpg
Leader Mia Mottley Freundel Stuart
Party Barbados Labour Democratic Labour
Leader since 26 February 2013 23 October 2010
Leader's seat St. Michael North East St. Michael South
(defeated)
Last election 14 seats, 48.2% 16 seats, 51.3%
Seats won 30 0
Seat change Increase16 Decrease16
Popular vote 111,968 33,985
Percentage 72.83% 22.10%
Swing Increase24.60% Decrease29.20%

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Results by constituency

Prime Minister before election

Freundel Stuart
DLP

Elected Prime Minister

Mia Mottley
BLP

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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Barbados

General elections were held in Barbados on 24 May 2018.[1] The result was a landslide victory for the opposition Barbados Labour Party (BLP), which won all 30 seats in the House of Assembly.[2] As a result, BLP leader Mia Mottley became the country's first female Prime Minister.[2]

Electoral system

The 30 members of the House of Assembly are elected by first-past-the-post voting in single-member constituencies.[3]

Results

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Barbados Labour Party 111,968 72.83 30 +16
Democratic Labour Party 33,985 22.10 0 –16
Solutions Barbados 4,188 2.72 0 New
United Progressive Party 1,965 1.28 0 New
Coalition of United Parties 580 0.38 0 0
Independents 1,059 0.69 0 0
Total 153,745 100 30 0
Valid votes 153,745
Invalid/blank votes
Total 153,745 100
Registered voters/turnout 255,833
Source: Caribbean Elections

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