The Hon. Albert J. Isola TEP is a Gibraltarian barrister and politician, member of the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP). He was a member of the Gibraltar House of Assembly as part of the Opposition between 1996 and 2000. He later became a Government Minister for Financial Services and Gaming after becoming elected to Parliament in the 2013 by-election. Isola is married and has four children.


Albert Isola

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Minister for Financial Services and Gaming
Assumed office
4 July 2013
Gibraltar
Member of Parliament
Assumed office
4 July 2013
In office
10 February 2000 – 16 May 1996
Personal details
BornGibraltar
NationalityBritish (Gibraltarian)
Political partyGibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP)
RelationsPeter Isola (father)
Alma materKingston University
OccupationBarrister
Politician

BiographyEdit

Albert Isola comes from a traditional family of lawyers, with businesses in Gibraltar since 1892. He studied at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire, between 1973 and 1980 and studied law at Kingston University (1980–1983), before being admitted to the Bar for England and Gibraltar in 1985.[1][2]

Isola supported the GSLP since 1986, and was elected to the House of Assembly in 1996. He remained a Member of Parliament until 2000. In 2000, he left politics to devote himself to his family and business. After the death of Charles Bruzon, he ran for Member of Parliament in a parliamentary by-election.[3]

Isola was elected with 4,899 votes (50%)[4] and nominated as Minister for Financial Services and Gaming by the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LinkedIn (ed.). "LinkedIn profile". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  2. ^ Legal500 (ed.). "Albert Isola". Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  3. ^ David Eade (14 June 2013). Panorama (ed.). "The Albert Isola interview". Retrieved 29 June 2013.
  4. ^ Panorama, ed. (5 July 2013). "GSLP/Liberal candidate Isola wins by-election". Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  5. ^ Isolas Gibraltar Lawyers, ed. (8 July 2013). "Albert Isola appointed Minister for Financial Services and Gaming". Retrieved 4 August 2013.

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