Prime Minister of Barbados - The Rt. Hon. Freundel J. Stuart
The Rt. Hon. Freundel J. Stuart, leader of the Democratic Labour Party is the 7th Prime Minister of Barbados. He first served as acting Prime Minister of Barbados in May 2010 when former Prime Minister David Thompson became ill. After Mr.Thompson's untimely death in October 2010, Mr. Stuart was sworn in as Prime Minister by former Governor General Sir Clifford Husbands.
In the last general elections held February 21st 2013, Mr. Stuart lead the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) to victory, winning his first election as Prime Minister of Barbados and securing a second term in power for the DLP.
Prime Minister Stuart officially joined the Democratic Labour Party in 1970 and successfully entered elective politics in 1994 when he represented the St. Philip South constituency. From 2003 - 2007 he served in the Senate but returned to the Lower House of Parliament when the DLP won the 2008 general elections.
Mr. Stuart served as Attorney General and Minister of Home Affairs, and Deputy Prime Minister from 2008 before acting as Prime Minister.