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.
Senate[change | edit source]
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 | edit source]
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.
References[change | edit source]
- "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.