While congratulations pour in to re-elected Prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, whose party won 9 of the 17 seats in Wednesday’s general elections, it was the most senior member of his Labour party’s line up who stole the headlines.
Senior Minister Robin Yearwood again won his seat and will this year mark a record 47 years of unbroken service as an elected Parliamentarian having been first elected as far back as 1976.
He has served on both sides of the House, having been both Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition. He is reported to be the longest serving Parliamentarian in the Commonwealth.
Whatever one thinks of his politics, it is an amazing record which will be difficult to break. Congrats Mr. Yearwood.