Prime Minister of Jamaica

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Prime Minister of Jamaica
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Incumbent
Portia Simpson-Miller

since 5 January 2012
Style The Most Honourable
Residence Vale Royal
Appointer Governor-General of Jamaica
Term length At Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holder

Sir William Bustamante

as Chief Minister of Jamaica
Formation 5 May 1955
Website www.opm.jm
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Jamaica

The Prime Minister of Jamaica is Jamaica's head of government, currently Portia Simpson Miller. Simpson Miller, as leader of the governing People's National Party (PNP), was sworn in as Prime Minister on 5 January 2012, succeeding Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) leader Andrew Holness. This was a result of the PNP's victory in Jamaica's 29 December 2011 general election.

The Prime Minister is formally appointed into office by the Governor General of Jamaica, who represents Elizabeth II, the Queen of Jamaica (Jamaica's Head of State). Portia Lucretia Simpson-Miller, ON, MP (born 12 December 1945) is a Jamaican politician who has been the seventh Prime Minister of Jamaica since 5 January 2012. Simpson-Miller, who leads the People's National Party, previously served as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007; she was Leader of the Opposition from 2007 to 2012.[1]

While serving as Prime Minister, Simpson-Miller also chose to hold the positions of Minister of Defence, Development, Information and Sports. She previously served as Minister of Labour, Social Security and Sport, Minister of Tourism and Sports and Minister of Local Government throughout the years.[2][3] Simpson-Miller defeated Prime Minister Andrew Holness of the Jamaica Labour Party in the December 2011 general election

List of Prime Ministers[edit]

Political parties

      Jamaica Labour Party
      People's National Party

# Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political Party Legislature
(Election)
Monarch
(Reign)
1 AlexBustamante.jpg Alexander Bustamante
(1884–1977)
1 5 May 1953 2 February 1955 Jamaica Labour Party /
(Vacant)
Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II March 2015.jpg
(1952–)
2 No image.svg Norman Manley
(1893–1969)
1 5 May 1953 29 April 1962 People's National Party I
(1955)
2 II
(1959)
3 AlexBustamante.jpg Alexander Bustamante
(1884–1977)
2 29 April 1962 23 February 1967 Jamaica Labour Party III
(1962)
4 Donald Burns Sangster.jpg Donald Sangster
(1911–1967)
23 February 1967 11 April 1967
(Died in office)
Jamaica Labour Party IV
(1967)
5 No image.svg Hugh Shearer
(1923–2004)
11 April 1967 2 March 1972 Jamaica Labour Party
6 Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
1 2 March 1972 1 November 1980 People's National Party V
(1972)
2 VI
(1976)
7 Edward Seaga (1981).jpg Edward Seaga
(born in 1930)
1 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 Jamaica Labour Partyy VII
(1980)
2 VIII
(1983)
8 Michael Manley.jpg Michael Manley
(1924–1997)
3 10 February 1989 30 March 1992 People's National Party IX
(1989)
9 PJPatterson.jpg P. J. Patterson
(born in 1935)
1 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 People's National Party X
(1993)
2 XI
(1997)
3 XII
(2002)
10 Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(born in 1945)
1 30 March 2006 11 September 2007 People's National Party
11 Bruce Golding.jpg Bruce Golding
(born in 1947)
11 September 2007 23 October 2011 Jamaica Labour Party XIII
(2007)
12 No image.svg Andrew Holness
(born in 1972)
23 October 2011 5 January 2012 Jamaica Labour Party
13 Portia Miller Shoot.Jpeg Portia Simpson-Miller
(born in 1945)
2 5 January 2012 Incumbent People's National Party XIV
(2012)

By tenure[edit]

Rank by
length
of terms
Prime Minister Took office Left office Length by
time served
Administrations Elected Political affiliation
1 P. J. Patterson 30 March 1992 30 March 2006 14 years 1 1993
1997
2002
People's National Party
2 Michael Manley 2 March 1972
10 February 1989
1 November 1980
30 March 1992
11 years, 292 days
(8 years, 244 days;
3 years, 48 days)
2 1972
1976
1989
People's National Party
3 Edward Seaga 1 November 1980 10 February 1989 8 years, 101 days 1 1980
1983
Jamaica Labour Party
4 Hugh Shearer 11 April 1967 2 March 1972 4 years, 300 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
5 Alexander Bustamante 29 April 1962 23 February 1967 4 years, 300 days 1 1962 Jamaica Labour Party
6 Bruce Golding 11 September 2007 23 October 2011 4 years, 42 days 1 2007 Jamaica Labour Party
7 Portia Simpson Miller 30 March 2006
5 January 2012
11 September 2007
Incumbent
2 years, 316 days
(1 year, 165 days;
1 year, 151 days)
2 2011 People's National Party
8 Andrew Holness 23 October 2011 5 January 2012 74 days 1 Jamaica Labour Party
9 Donald Sangster 23 February 1967 11 April 1967 47 days 1 1967 Jamaica Labour Party

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