Barbados

House of Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
No

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament of Barbados (Parlement de Barbade)
Chamber name
House of Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
No information available

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the House of Assembly
Speaker
Arthur Holder (Male)
Term
05 Jun 2018
Additional information

Elected on 5 June 2018, re-elected on 4 Feb. 2022.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Clerk of Parliament
Secretary General
Pedro E. Eastmond (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
30
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
30
Current number of members
30
Men
22
Women
8
Percentage of women
26.7%
Statutory number of members per country 
51
Population (in thousands)
281
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
5,510

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
No information available
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male No information available
Female
Total <= 45: - Total >= 46: -
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
- - -
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
- - -

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No