House of Representatives (Trinidad and Tobago)

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House of Representatives
Type
Type
Leadership
Deputy Speaker
Structure
Seats 41
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Political groups

Government

Official Opposition

Elections
Last election
24 May 2010
Meeting place
Red House, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
Website
http://www.ttparliament.org/

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The House of Representatives is the elected Lower House of the bicameral Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago. The House of Representatives sits in the Red House in Port of Spain. It has 41 members, each elected to represent single-seat constituencies. The Parliament is elected with a five-year life-span, but may be dissolved earlier by the President at any time if so advised by the Prime Minister.

After an election, the person with the most support among the members of the House is appointed Prime Minister and asked to form a government. With the exception of 1995 and 2001 this has been the leader of the party which wins a majority of seats in the house.

Five constituencies were added in the 2007 election; there were only 36 constituencies prior to 2007. There are now 41 constituencies.

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 24 May 2010 House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago election results
Parties Votes % Seats
People's Partnership Coalition 432,026 59.81 29
People's National Movement 285,354 39.50 12
New National Vision 1,998 0.27 0
Independents 349 0.02 0
Total valid (turnout 69.45%) 719,727 100.00 41
Invalid 2,595
Total 722,322
Source: EBC

Constituencies[edit]

MPs for 2010 – 2015:

No. Constituency Winner (Party)
1 Arima Rodger Samuel (People's Partnership/COP)
2 Arouca/Maloney Alicia Hospedales (PNM)
3 Barataria/San Juan Dr. Fuad Khan (People's Partnership/UNC)
4 Caroni Central Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh (People's Partnership/UNC)
5 Caroni East Dr. Tim Gopeesingh (People's Partnership/UNC)
6 Chaguanas East Stephen Cadiz (People's Partnership/UNC)
7 Chaguanas West Jack Warner (ILP)
8 Couva North Ramona Ramdial (People's Partnership/UNC)
9 Couva South Rudranath Indarsingh (People's Partnership/UNC)
10 Cumuto/Manzanilla Collin Partap (People's Partnership/UNC)
11 D'Abadie/O'Meara Anil Roberts (People's Partnership/COP)
12 Diego Martin Central Dr. Amery Browne (PNM)
13 Diego Martin North/East Colm Imbert (PNM)
14 Diego Martin West Dr. Keith Rowley (PNM)
15 Fyzabad Chandresh Sharma (People's Partnership/UNC)
16 La Brea Fitzgerald Jeffrey (PNM)
17 La Horquetta/Talparo Jairam Seemungal (People's Partnership/UNC)
18 Laventille East/Morvant Donna Cox (PNM)
19 Laventille West Nileung Hypolite (PNM)
20 Lopinot/Bon Air West Dr. Lincoln Douglas (People's Partnership/COP)
21 Mayaro Winston "Gypsy" Peters (People's Partnership/UNC)
22 Naparima Nizam Baksh (People's Partnership/UNC)
23 Oropouche East Dr. Roodal Moonilal (People's Partnership/UNC)
24 Oropouche West Stacy Roopnarine (People's Partnership/UNC)
25 Point Fortin Paula Gopee-Scoon (PNM)
26 Point-a-Pierre Errol McLeod (People's Partnership/UNC)
27 POS North/St. Anns West Patricia McIntosh (PNM)
28 POS South Marlene Mc Donald (PNM)
29 Princess Town North Nela Khan (People's Partnership/UNC)
30 Moruga/Tableland Clifton DeCoteau (People's Partnership/UNC)
31 San Fernando East Patrick Manning (PNM)
32 San Fernando West Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan (People's Partnership/COP)
33 Siparia Kamla Persad-Bissessar (People's Partnership/UNC)
34 St. Anns East Joanne Thomas (PNM)
35 St. Augustine Prakash Ramadhar (People's Partnership/COP)
36 St. Joseph Terrence Deyalsingh (PNM)
37 Tabaquite Surujrattan Rambachan (People's Partnership/UNC)
38 Tobago East Vernella Alleyne-Toppin (People's Partnership/TOP)
39 Tobago West Dr. Delmon Baker (People's Partnership/TOP)
40 Toco/Sangre Grande Dr. Rupert Griffith (People's Partnership/UNC)
41 Tunapuna Winston Dookeran (People's Partnership/COP)

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Coordinates: 10°39′12″N 61°30′42″W / 10.65333°N 61.51167°W / 10.65333; -61.51167