Parliament of Barbados

bicameral legislature of Barbados

The Parliament of Barbados is the national legislature of Barbados. The Parliament is bicameral, meaning there are 2 houses.[1] 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 Parliament of Barbados
Seats51 (21 Senators, 30 MPs)
Political groups
Democratic Labour Party - DLP
Barbados Labour Party - BLP
7 non-affiliated peers
Meeting place
The Public Buildings


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 AssemblyEdit

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.


  1. "Legislative Chambers: Unicameral or Bicameral?". Democratic Governance. United Nations Development Programme. Archived from the original on 27 December 2012. Retrieved 2 June 2010.