United Progressive Party (Antigua and Barbuda)

The United Progressive Party is a political party in Antigua and Barbuda. Previously led by Baldwin Spencer, it was the governing party from 2004 to 2014. It has been in opposition since the 2014 election and is now lead by Harold Lovell with leadership in parliament by Jamale L. Pringle who serves as Leader of the Opposition in parliament as the only United Progressive Party member who successfully won a seat in the 2018 general election.[1]

United Progressive Party
LeaderHarold Lovell as party leader; and Jamale Pringle as parliamentary leader
Merger ofAntigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, Progressive Labour Movement, United National Democratic Party
IdeologySocial democracy
Third Way
Political positionCentre-left
ColoursBlue and gold
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The United Progressive Party was formed in 1992 through a merger of three parties, namely the Antigua Caribbean Liberation Movement, the Progressive Labour Movement and the United National Democratic Party.[2] Each party was in opposition to the Antigua Labour Party government. Baldwin Spencer was chosen to lead the new party.

Electoral results

Election Votes % Seats +/– Position Government
1994 11,852 43.7
5 / 17
5 2nd Opposition
1999 14,713 44.5
4 / 17
1 2nd Opposition
2004 21,892 55.5
12 / 17
8 1st Majority
2009 21,239 50.7
9 / 17
3 1st Majority
2014 17,994 42.0
3 / 17
6 2nd Opposition
2018 14,440 37.1
1 / 17
2 2nd Opposition


  1. "Caribbean Elections Biography | Jamale Pringle". www.caribbeanelections.com. Retrieved 24 June 2020.
  2. Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p63 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6