Reuben Meade

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Reuben Meade
Reuben Meade (cropped).jpg
Premier of Montserrat
In office
13 October 2010 – 12 September 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Adrian Davis
Preceded by Inaugural holder
Succeeded by Donaldson Romeo
Chief Minister of Montserrat
In office
10 September 2009 – 13 October 2010
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Peter Waterworth
Preceded by John Osborne
Succeeded by Bertrand Osborne
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 retired politician from Montserrat who served as the island's first Premier between 2010 and 2014. He previously served as Chief Minister between 1996 and 1999 and 2009 to 2010. A member of the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP), he previously led the now-defunct National Progressive Party.

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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