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Election Results 1951 - present

The 30 members of the House of Assembly are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting to serve a five-year term. Currently, there is no fixed election date in effect; hence, the choice of election date is the prerogative of the Prime Minister.

This section provides information on general elections held in Barbados from 1951 to present.  Click on the year or specific date for further information.

 OVERVIEW
Year Specific Date   Winning Party Total
Seats
Voter
Turnout
  Party % Votes Seats
1951 Thu, 13 Dec 1951   Barbados Labour Party 54.50% 15 24 64.65%
1956 Thu, 06 Dec 1956   Barbados Labour Party 49.00% 15 24 60.29%
1961 Mon. 04 Dec 1961   Democratic Labour Party 36.30% 14 24 61.32%
1966 Thu, 03 Nov 1966   Democratic Labour Party 49.30% 14 24 79.70%
1971 Thu, 09 Sep 1971   Democratic Labour Party 42.40% 18 24 81.64%
1976 Thu, 02 Sep 1976   Barbados Labour Party 52.69% 24 27 74.09%
1981 Thu, 18 Jun 1981   Barbados Labour Party 52.22% 17 27 71.59%
1986 Wed, 28 May 1986   Democratic Labour Party 59.46% 24 27 76.70%
1991 Tue, 22 Jan 1991   Democratic Labour Party 53.97% 18 28 59.41%
1994 Tue, 06 Sep 1994   Barbados Labour Party 48.34% 19 28 60.89%
1999 Wed, 20 Jan 1999   Barbados Labour Party 64.87% 26 28 63.36%
2003 Wed, 21 May 2003   Barbados Labour Party 55.60% 27 30 60.36%
2008 Tue, 15 Jan 2008   Democratic Labour Party 52.53% 20 30 63.25%
2013 Thu, 21 Feb 2013   Democratic Labour Party 51.28% 16 30 62.02%
2018 Thu, 24 May 2018   Barbados Labour Party 74.58% 30 30 60.00% (approx)
 VOTING TRENDS
Trends in Percentage Votes by Party
Trends in Voter Turnout
Trends in registered voters vs total votes cast
 PAST ELECTIONS learn more
   GENERAL ELECTIONS
   General Election Results 1951
   General Election Results 1956
   General Election Results 1961
   General Election Results 1966
   General Election Results 1971
   General Election Results 1976
   General Election Results 1981
   General Election Results 1986
   General Election Results 1991
   General Election Results 1994
   General Election Results 1999
   General Election Results 2003
   General Election Results 2008
   General Election Results 2013
   General Election Results 2018
   BY-ELECTIONS
   St. Lucy By-election 1954
   St. Joseph By-election 1958
   St. John By-election 1958
   City of Bridgetown By-election 1969
   St. Joseph By-election 1970
   St. Philip North By-election 1976
   City of Bridgetown By-election 1976
   St. Michael South Central By-election 1978
   St. Peter By-election 1984
   St. Thomas By-election 1985
   St. John By-election 1987
   St. Michael North West By-election 1996
   St. Thomas By-election 2001
   St. John By-election 2011
 POLITICAL PARTIES learn more
  Bajan Free Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement
  Barbados Labour Party
  Democratic Labour Party
  Kingdom Government of Barbados
  People's Democratic Congress
  Solutions Barbados
  United Progressive Party
 ABOUT CARIBBEAN ELECTIONS learn more
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Key
  Bajan Free Party   NDP = National Democratic Party   United Progressive Party
  Barbados Integrity Movement   People's Democratic Congress   WPB = Workers Party of Barbados
  Barbados Labour Party   PEP = People's Empowerment Party   Independent Candidate
  Democratic Labour Party   PPA = People's Political Alliance   *incumbent
  Kingdom Government of Barbados   Solutions Barbados   ** Political Leader
Sources
Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission
Bajan Free Party (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/Bajan-Free-Party-BFP-HonAlex-MitchellEl-1767331239973521/
Barbados Integrity Movement (2018). Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/barbdaosintegritymovement/?ref=py_c
Barbados Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.blp.org.bb/
Coalition of United Party. (2018) Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/alexmitchell.el/
Democratic Labour Party. (2018). Retrieved from http://dlpbarbados.org/site/
Solutions Barbados. (2018). Retrieved from https://solutionsbarbados.com/
United Progressive Party. (2018). Retrieved from https://uppbarbados.org/
Inter-Parliamentary Union. (2018). Barbados. Retrieved from http://archive.ipu.org/parline/reports/2025_E.htm
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