Legislative Council of Saint Helena

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The Legislative Council of Saint Helena has 15 members, 12 members elected for a four-year term by popular vote and 3 members ex officio (appointed by the Governor). Members of the Council are referred to as Councillors and sometimes use the suffix "MLC" (Member of the Legislative Council).

Election summary[edit]

e • d Summary of the 30 August 2005 Legislative Council of Saint Helena election results
Candidates Seats
Non-partisans 12
Ex officio members 3
Total (turnout  %) 15

Electoral divisions[edit]

Saint Helena is divided into eight districts,[1] each with a community centre. The districts also serve as statistical subdivisions and electoral areas. The four most populated districts send two representatives each to the Council, and the remaining districts send one representative each.

Districts of Saint Helena
District Area[2]
km2
Area
sq mi
Pop.
1998
Pop.
2008[3]
Pop./km²
2008
Councillors
Alarm Forest 5.9 2.3 289 276 46.8 1
Blue Hill 36.5 14.1 177 153 4.2 1
Half Tree Hollow 1.6 0.6 1,140 901 563.1 2
Jamestown 3.6 1.4 884 714 198.3 2
Levelwood 14.0 5.4 376 316 22.6 1
Longwood 33.4 12.9 960 715 21.4 2
Sandy Bay 15.3 5.9 254 205 13.4 1
Saint Paul's 11.4 4.4 908 795 69.7 2

Speakers of the Legislative Council[edit]

Name Period
John Wainwright Newman ? - ?
Eric W. George ? - 2008
Margaret Anne Catherine Hopkins 2008 - Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ St Helena Independent, 3 October 2008 page 2
  2. ^ GeoHive St Helena
  3. ^ [1]