House of Assembly of Dominica
House of Assembly of Dominica
|2019 Dominican general election|
|Administrative divisions (parishes)|
The House of Assembly is the legislature of Dominica. It is established by Chapter III of the Constitution of Dominica, and together with the President of Dominica constitutes Dominica's Parliament. The House is unicameral, and consists of twenty-one Representatives, nine Senators, and the Attorney General as an ex officio member. The Speaker of the House becomes the thirty-second member if chosen from outside the membership of the House.
Representatives are directly elected in single-member constituencies using the simple-majority (or first-past-the-post) system for a term of five years. The Representatives in turn decide whether the Senators are to be elected by their vote, or appointed. If appointed, five are chosen by the president with the advice of the Prime Minister and four with the advice of the Leader of the Opposition. The current Senators are appointed.
The Cabinet of Dominica is appointed from members of the House of Assembly. However, no more than three Senators may be members of the Cabinet.
Since the election held on 6 December 2019, the Dominica Labour Party holds 18 of the 21 directly elected seats, and the opposition United Workers' Party holds three elected seats. The new House of Assembly included a record eight women.
|Castle Bruce||Octavia Alfred||DLP|
|Colihaut||Lady Catherine Daniel||DLP|
|Cottage||Reginald Victor Austrie||DLP|
|Grand Bay||Edward Registe||DLP|
|La Plaine||Kent Edwards||DLP|
|Mahaut||Rayburn John Blackmoore||DLP|
|Morne Jaune/Riviere Cyrique||Gretta Bernadette Roberts||DLP|
|Paix Bouche||Roselyn Paul||DLP|
|Petite Savanne||Kenneth Melchoir Darroux||DLP|
|Roseau Central||Melissa Poponne Skerrit||DLP|
|Roseau North||Daniel Lugay||UWP|
|Roseau South||Chekira Lockhart Hypolite||DLP|
|Roseau Valley||Irving Francis McIntyre||DLP|
|St. Joseph||Adis King||DLP|
|Soufrière||Denise Charles||DLP||Succeeded Ian Pinard in 2016 by-election.|
|Vieille Case||Roosevelt Skerrit||DLP||Assumed position of Prime Minister 8 January 2004.|
The following Senators were appointed for the parliamentary term beginning 10 February 2020:
|Ernie Lawrence Jno Finn||UWP||Appointed by Leader of the Opposition.|
|Cassani Laville||DLP||Appointed by Prime Minister.|
|Oscar George||DLP||Appointed by Prime Minister.|
|Francisca Joseph||UWP||Appointed by Leader of the Opposition.|
|Anette Sanford||UWP||Appointed by Leader of the Opposition.|
|Gregory Riviere||DLP||Appointed by Prime Minister.|
|Clement Marcellin Jr.||UWP||Appointed by Leader of the Opposition.|
|Phillip Role||DLP||Appointed by Prime Minister.|
|Nicholas Esprit||DLP||Appointed by Prime Minister.|
- List of members of the House of Assembly of Dominica
- List of Speakers of the House of Assembly of Dominica
- History of Dominica
- List of legislatures by country
- Electoral Office (21 December 2009), House of Assembly General Election 2009 - Final Count (PDF), Commonwealth of Dominica, archived from the original (PDF) on 19 July 2011, retrieved 22 April 2010.
- House of Assembly - dominica.gov, Commonwealth of Dominica, retrieved 22 April 2010.
- Lawrence, Alick C. (2007), The Constitution, The Government & You, Pont Casse Press, pp. 40–41, ISBN 978-0-9737347-5-1.