Joseph Garcia (Gibraltarian politician)
The Hon. Joseph John Garcia MP (born 1967) is a Gibraltarian historian and politician, and the current leader of the Gibraltar Liberal Party (GLP) and Deputy Chief Minister of the Government of Gibraltar. The GLP controls three of the 17 seats in the Gibraltar Parliament after the 2011 general election and is in government with its political allies, the Gibraltar Socialist Labour Party (GSLP).
Joseph John Garcia
|Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar|
|Assumed office |
9 December 2011
|Member of the Gibraltar Parliament|
|Assumed office |
|Nationality||British citizen (Gibraltarian)|
|Political party||Gibraltar Liberal Party|
|Alma mater||University of Hull|
Garcia has been leader of the GLP since 1992 and was first elected to the then Gibraltar House of Assembly on a by-election. He served as Shadow Minister for Tourism and Commercial Affairs from 1999 to 2000. He was re-elected at the 2000 election and served as Shadow Minister for Trade, Industry, Tourism and Financial Services until 2003. In 2011 Garcia was appointed Vice President of Liberal International. Garcia's party then formed a coalition to contest the 2003 election with the GSLP, which won five seats, re-electing Garcia to serve as Shadow Minister for Trade, Industry, Tourism and Heritage until 2007 when he was again re-elected at the 2007 election serving in the same Shadow Ministry.
After 12 years in opposition, Garcia was elected into Government following the election of 8 December 2011. The newly elected GSLP Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, appointed Garcia Deputy Chief Minister with responsibility for planning and lands, political, democratic and civic reform, and civil aviation.
- Garcia, Joseph (1994). Gibraltar – The Making of a People. Gibraltar: Medsun.
- "Elected Members". Gibraltar Liberal Party. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- "Picardo announces new Govt ministerial portfolios". Gibraltar Chronicle. 13 December 2011. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2012.
- Ángela Alameda Hernández. The discursive construction of Gibraltarian identity in the printed press: A critical discourse analysis on the Gibraltar issue (PhD Thesis) (PDF). University of Granada. pp. 135–136. 84-338-3818-0. Retrieved 2008-10-13.
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