Gavin Short

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The Honourable
Gavin Short
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
Assumed office
5 November 2009
Preceded by Mike Summers
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Council
for Stanley
In office
12 October 1989 – 14 October 1993
Preceded by Norma Edwards
Succeeded by Sharon Halford
Personal details
Born 1962 (age 52–53)
Falkland Islands
Nationality British
Political party Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) Kylie

Gavin Phillip Short (born 1962) is a Falkland Islands politician who has served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency since the 2009 general election, winning re-election in 2013.[1] He was previously a Member of the Legislative Council from 1989-1993.[2]

As of 2011 Short, works for Cable & Wireless and is the Chairman of the General Employees' Union. He is a former member of the Falkland Islands Defence Force and a volunteer fireman.[2]

In November 2009 he was elected to the Legislative Assembly for Stanley, and in June 2010 he represented the Falklands at the annual meeting of the UN Special Committee on Decolonisation in New York.[3]


  1. ^ Gavin Short on Twitter
  2. ^ a b "Gavin Short bio". Falkland Islands Government. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Special Committee of 24 on Decolonisation" (PDF). 25 June 2010. Retrieved 9 April 2011.