The Hon. Dennis Lister, JP,MP
Speaker of the House of Assembly
The Hon. Dennis Lister was born and raised in Sandys Parish; he was first elected to Parliament in the general election of 1989. In 1992, Mr. Lister was one two PLP representatives signaled out by the British Commonwealth in London to visit Britain for an intensive study of the internal workings of the Westminster system of Government. After the general election of 1998, Mr. Lister was appointed as Minister of Youth & Sport and Minister of the Environment. During his time at the Ministry of Environment he oversaw the restructuring of the Ministry. He was educated both locally and in the United States, and has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Mr. Lister has attended such conferences as the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa, which aided in the reconstruction of his Ministry. He returned to Cabinet in November, 2006 and served as the Minister of Works & Engineering. He is currently the owner and General Manger of the Lister Insurance Agency Ltd, and is the representative of Constituency 35, Sandy’s North Central. Mr. Lister is the husband to the former Miranda Showers and the father of four sons.