Mia Amor Mottley

Born Oct 1, 1965

Mia Amor Mottley, QC, MP is a Barbadian politician who has been Leader of the Opposition in Barbados since 2013. Mottley, who leads the Barbados Labour Party (BLP), was previously Leader of the Opposition from 2008 to 2010. She is a Member of Parliament for the Constituency Saint Michael-North East. From 1994 to 2008, she held a succession of ministerial portfolios.… Read More

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1965 Birth Born on October 1, 1965.
1969 3 Years Old He married Mia's mother Santa Amor Tappin in December 1964, just three years after being called to the Bar and was elected to represent Bridgetown (Barbados) in May 1969. … Read More
1975 9 Years Old Mottley's uncle, also named Ernest Deighton Mottley (1931–2008), a refuse disposal officer who lived in Great Britain for 18 years, became the political leader of the short-lived Christian Social Democratic Party (CSD) created in March 1975. … Read More


1986 20 Years Old By 1986, Mottley was finalizing her training as attorney and received a law degree from the London School of Economics (Houghton Street, London, England).
1991 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Mottley first entered Barbadian politics in 1991, when she lost an election race in St. Michael North East against Leroy Brathwaite (a defeat of less than 200 votes).
1994 28 Years Old Following the BLP's victory in the 1994 general election, Mottley was appointed to the Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Culture in September 1994, under Prime Minister Owen Arthur; at the age of 29, she became one of the youngest Barbadians ever to be assigned a ministerial portfolio. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old She was elected General Secretary of the Barbados Labour Party in 1996.
1997 31 Years Old In that same year and again in 1997, she served as Chairman of the Caricom Standing Committee of Ministers of Education.
2001 35 Years Old Mottley was appointed Attorney-General and Minister of Home Affairs in August 2001 and is the first female (in Barbados) to hold this position. … Read More


2006 40 Years Old In a government reshuffle in February 2006, Mottley was appointed as Minister of Economic Affairs and Development, a post she also held until 2008, where her responsibilities put her in charge of key economic agencies.
2008 42 Years Old 1 More Event
Following the BLP's defeat in the election held on 15 January 2008 and Owen Arthur's resignation as party leader, Mia Mottley was chosen as BLP party leader on 19 January 2008. … Read More
2010 44 Years Old On 18 October 2010, Mottley's appointment as Leader of the Opposition was revoked following a vote of no-confidence by five of her parliamentary colleagues. … Read More
2013 47 Years Old A few days after the election, on 26 February 2013, the BLP parliamentary group elected Mottley as Leader of the Opposition, replacing Arthur.
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