Minister Stuart Richard Young first served as a Temporary Opposition Senator during the 4th Session of the 10th Republican Parliament. In September of 2015, he became the democratically elected Member of Parliament for Port-of-Spain North/St. Ann’s West in the 11th Parliament, and on September 11, 2015, was also appointed Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs.
In addition to his portfolio as Minister in The Office of the Prime Minister, he was appointed Minister of Communications on June 7, 2018. Following a Cabinet reshuffle on August 5, 2018, his portfolio as Minister in the Ministry of Attorney General and Legal Affairs was revoked and he was appointed Minister of National Security.
Minister Young has been a practising attorney since 1998 and has been admitted to the bar in Trinidad and Tobago, London, the Commonwealth of Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.
A graduate of the University of Nottingham, Minister Young has acquired a wealth of experience in civil, commercial, banking, insurance law, industrial relations, public law and constitutional law and election petitions having dealt with many complex litigation matters. He has appeared as Counsel in Commissions of Enquiry, including the Piarco Commission of Enquiry, the Commission of Enquiry into the Construction Sector and the Commission of Enquiry into the Hindu Credit Union and CL Financial.
He is a member of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn in the United Kingdom, and is a founding member of Synergy TV and WI Sports TV stations.