Parliament of Barbados
|The Parliament of Barbados|
|President of the Senate||Kerryann Ifill, (DLP)|
|Speaker||Michael A. Carrington|
|Members||51 (21 Senators, 30 MPs)|
|Political groups||Democratic Labour Party - DLP
Barbados Labour Party - BLP
7 non-affiliated peers
|The Public Buildings|
The Parliament of Barbados is the national legislature of Barbados. The Parliament is bicameral, meaning there are 2 houses. The Senate is the Upper house. The House of Assembly is the Lower house. Parliament is in the national capital Bridgetown in Saint Michael.
The Senate is made up of twenty-one Senators and The Queen. The Queen is represented by the Governor-General. Senators are appointed. The term is 5 years.
House of Assembly [change]
The House has thirty Members of Parliament (MPs). There is also the Honourable Speaker of the House. Members of the House are elected. The term is 5 years. The next election is due to be scheduled by January 2013.
- "Legislative Chambers: Unicameral or Bicameral?". Democratic Governance. United Nations Development Programme. http://mirror.undp.org/magnet/Docs/parliaments/Legislative%20Chambers.htm. Retrieved 2 June 2010.