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List of prime ministers of Barbados

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This is a list of prime ministers of Barbados.

Premiers of Barbados (1953–1966)

     Barbados Labour (2)      Democratic Labour (1)
No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office & mandate
Duration in years and days
Party Governor Monarch
Reign
1 The Right Excellent
Sir Grantley Herbert Adams
CMG QC
MP for Saint Joseph
(1898–1971)
No image.png 1 February
1953
17 April
1958
1951 Barbados Labour Sir Alfred Savage
Brigadier Robert Arundell
Elizabeth II
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(1952–present)
1956
5 years and 76 days
2 Hugh Gordon Cummins
MP for Saint Thomas
(1891–1970)
No image.png 17 April
1958
8 December
1961
Barbados Labour Brigadier Sir Robert Arundell
Sir John Montague Stow
3 years and 236 days
3 The Right Excellent
Errol Barrow
PC QC
MP for Saint John
(1920–1987)
No image.png 8 December
1961
30 November
1966
1961 Democratic Labour Sir John Montague Stow
4 years and 358 days

Prime Ministers of Barbados (1966–present)

     Democratic Labour (4)      Barbados Labour (4)
No. Name
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Term of office & mandate
Duration in years and days
Party Governor-General Monarch
Reign
1 The Right Excellent
Errol Barrow
PC QC
MP for Saint John
(1920–1987)
30 November
1966
8 September
1976
1966 Democratic Labour Sir John Montague Stow
Sir Arleigh Winston Scott
Elizabeth II
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(1952–present)
1971
9 years and 284 days
2 The Right Honourable
John "Tom" Adams
QC
MP for Saint Thomas
(1931–1985)
Tom Adams (politician).jpg 8 September
1976
11 March
1985
1976 Barbados Labour Sir Deighton Lisle Ward
Sir Hugh Springer
1981
8 years and 185 days[†]
3 The Right Honourable
Sir Bernard St. John
KA
MP for Christ Church East Central
(1931–2004)
No image.png 11 March
1985
29 May
1986
Barbados Labour Sir Hugh Springer
1 year and 80 days
(1) The Right Excellent
Errol Barrow
PC QC
MP for Saint John
(1920–1987)
29 May
1986
1 June
1987
1986 Democratic Labour Sir Hugh Springer
1 year and 4 days[†]
4 The Right Honourable
Sir Erskine Sandiford
KA PC
MP for Saint Michael South
(born 1937)
No image.png 1 June
1987
7 September
1994
Democratic Labour Sir Hugh Springer
Dame Nita Barrow
1991
7 years and 99 days
5 The Right Honourable
Owen Arthur
PC
MP for Saint Peter
(1949–2020)
Owen Arthur-2.jpg See also § Arthur Cabinet Barbados Labour Dame Nita Barrow
Sir Clifford Husbands
7 September
1994
16 January
2008
1994
1999
2003
13 years and 132 days
6 The Honourable
David Thompson
QC
MP for Saint John
(1961–2010)
David Thompson.jpg 16 January
2008
23 October
2010
2008 Democratic Labour Sir Clifford Husbands
2 years and 281 days[†]
7 The Right Honourable
Freundel Stuart
PC QC
MP for Saint Michael South
(born 1951)
Freundel Stuart.jpg See also § Stuart Cabinet Democratic Labour Sir Clifford Husbands
Sir Elliott Belgrave
Dame Sandra Mason
23 October
2010
25 May
2018
2013
7 years and 215 days
8 The Honourable
Mia Mottley
QC
MP for Saint Michael North East
(born 1965)
2019 Mia Mottley.jpg See also § Mottley Cabinet Barbados Labour Dame Sandra Mason
25 May 2018 Incumbent 2018
2 years and 122 days

See also

Notes

^† Died in office.

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