Tuesday 27 October, 2020

By-election Watch: When was Barbados' last by-election prior to 2020?

A by-election is set for 2020 but the exact date is still unknown.

As St George North constituents get ready to go to the polls to select their new Member of Parliament, some people are wondering about the last time Barbados had a by-election.

When was the last by-election?

It was in 2011.

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Which constituency had a by-election in 2011?

St John

What led to the 2011 by-election in St John?

The death of Prime Minister and Democratic Labour Party representative for the constituency of St John, David Thompson resulted in the by-election on January 20, 2011.

Who contested?

There were two candidates contesting the election: 

1. Mara Thompson, window of David Thompson for the Democratic Labour Party (DLP)

2. Hudson Grifith for the Barbados Labour Party (BLP)


The result was victory for Marie-Josephine Mara Thompson of the DLP with 89.30 per cent of the vote. She outperformed her late husband, who won 4,300 votes in the 2008 general election. 

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 61.2 per cent

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