House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands

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House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands
2nd House of Assembly
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Leadership
Speaker Roy Harrigan
Since 14 September 2007
Structure
Seats 15
Political groups
Elections
Last election 7 November 2011
Meeting place
Richard C. Stoutt Building
Road Town
Tortola
Website
House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands
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The House of Assembly of the British Virgin Islands, until 2007 known as the Legislative Council,[1] has 15 members; 13 directly elected for four year terms—nine in single-seat constituencies and four "at large"—one ex officio member and one Speaker chosen from outside the house.[2]

The first assembly followed the fifteenth legislature. The Hon. Roy Harrigan was elected Speaker on 14 September 2007.[3] The official record is Hansard.

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 November 2011 Legislative assembly election results
Parties Votes* %age Seats
National Democratic Party 22,858 52.5% 9
Virgin Islands Party 16,998 39.0% 4
People's Patriotic Alliance 2,204 5.1% 0
Independents 1,491 3.4% 0
Speaker and Attorney General 2
Total (turnout 68.8% (est.)) 43,551 100.0% 15
* Each voter has 5 votes; 1 district vote and 4 territorial "at-large" votes
Source: BVI Platinum News

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Virgin Islands (Constitution) Order 1976 (SI 1976/2145), as amended by 1979/1603, 1982/151, 1991/2871 and 1994/1638
  2. ^ The Virgin Islands Constitution Order 2007 (SI 2007/1678)
  3. ^ House of Assembly of the Virgin Islands (retrieved 24 January 2010)