Reuben Meade

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Reuben Meade
Reuben Meade (cropped).jpg
Premier of Montserrat
In office
10 September 2009 – 12 September 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Peter Waterworth
Sarita Francis (Acting)
Adrian Davis
Preceded by Lowell Lewis (Chief Minister)
Succeeded by Donaldson Romeo
Chief Minister of Montserrat
In office
10 October 1991 – 13 November 1996
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor David Taylor
Frank Savage
Preceded by John Osborne
Succeeded by Bertrand Osborne
Personal details
Born (1954-03-07) 7 March 1954 (age 63) Montserrat
Political party Movement for Change and Prosperity
Spouse(s) Joan DelSol Meade
Alma mater University of the West Indies

Reuben Theodore Meade (born 7 March 1954)[1] is a politician from Montserrat who served as Chief Minister between 1996 and 1999 and 2009 to 2010. He also served as the island's first Premier between 2010 and 2014. A member of the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP), he previously led the now-defunct National Progressive Party.


He launched his election campaign (for the early general election of 8 September 2009) on 28 July 2009.[2] His party won the majority, garnering six of the nine seats up for grabs, while former chief minister Dr Lowell Lewis and two other independents took the remaining seats.[3] Meade was congratulated by his political opponent, Lewis, and said that the revival of the economy of Montserrat would be his main priority.[4]

The 2014 elections saw the defeat of the MCAP. Meade finished seventh in the vote total, retaining his seat in the Legislative Council.[5]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Montserrat:Reuben Meade launches campaign for general elections, Caricom News Network, 30 July 2009, retrieved 10 September 2009.
  3. ^ Caribbean 360, MCAP wins Montserrat election; outgoing chief minister in opposition, 9 September 2009, retrieved on 10 September 2009.
  4. ^ Radio Jamaica, New MCPR Gov’t in Montserrat , 9 September 2009, retrieved 10 September 2009.
  5. ^ Elections 2014 Government of Montserrat