Keith Rowley

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Dr Keith Rowley
Leader of the Opposition of Trinidad and Tobago
Assumed office
4 June 2010
Preceded by Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Member of Parliament
for Diego Martin West
Assumed office
Preceded by Margaret Olive Hector
Majority 8,710 (53%)
Leader of the People's National Movement
Assumed office
26 May 2010
Preceded by Patrick Manning
Personal details
Born (1949-10-24) October 24, 1949 (age 65)
Trinidad and Tobago
Political party People's National Movement
Alma mater University of the West Indies

Dr. Keith Christopher Rowley is the Leader of Opposition and Member of the House of Representatives for Diego Martin West in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.[1] A geologist by training, Dr. Rowley has been the representative for Diego Martin West since 1991.

A former pupil of Bishop's High School, Tobago and a graduate of the University of the West Indies (Mona), Dr. Rowley first served in Parliament as an Opposition Senator from 1987-1990 (3rd Parliament), was appointed Minister of Agriculture, Land and Marine Resources (4th Parliament), Minister of Planning and Development and Minister of Housing (8th Parliament) and Minister of Trade and Industry (9th Parliament) until he was fired by then Prime Minister Patrick Manning.

Following the People's National Movement(PNM)'s defeat in the Trinidad and Tobago general election, 2010, Dr. Rowley was appointed Opposition Leader of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.[2]

Dr. Rowley has served on several Parliamentary committees. In 2004 he chaired the Joint Select Committee of Parliament which examined and made recommendations for the live broadcasting of Parliamentary debates.

Dr. Rowley is married and a father of two children.


  1. ^ "Current Members of the House of Representatives > The Honourable Dr. Keith Rowley, MP: Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago". Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  2. ^ Julien, Joel (July 1, 2010). "Manning skips Rowley swearing-in". Trinidad Express Newspaper. Retrieved 05/07/2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
Party political offices
Preceded by
Patrick Manning
Leader of the People's National Movement
Political offices
Preceded by
Kamla Persad-Bissessar
Leader of the Opposition