Gloria Shillingford

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Gloria Marilyn Shillingford is a Dominican educator and a politician in the Labour Party. She has served in the House of Assembly of Dominica since 2005.

Shillingford graduated from Teikyo-Westmar University with a Bachelor of Arts.[1] She began working as a teacher in 1979, and eventually became principal of St. Andrews High School.[1] She remained in education until she entered electoral politics.

She ran unsuccessfully for the Wesley seat in the House of Assembly in the 2005 general election. She was subsequently appointed as a Senator that year.[1] Shillingford again contested the Wesley constituency in the 2009 general election. She won the seat on 18 December 2009, with 809 votes against 734 received by Ezekiel Bazil of the UWP (52.4% to 47.6%).[2]

Shillingford has also served as the Minister for Social Services, Community Development and Gender Affairs,[3] and as Secretary General of the UNESCO Dominica Commission.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d 2009 candidate profile of Gloria Shillingford, Dominica Labour Party, retrieved 22 February 2011 .
  2. ^ Electoral Office (21 December 2009), House of Assembly General Election 2009 - Final Count (PDF), Commonwealth of Dominica, retrieved 22 February 2011 .
  3. ^ Address by Hon. Gloria Shillingford on the Occasion of the 19th anniversary of The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Commonwealth of Dominica, 10 March 2010, retrieved 22 February 2011 .