House of Assembly of Saint Lucia

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House of Assembly of Saint Lucia
Chambre d'assemblée de Sainte-Lucie
11th Saint Lucian Parliament
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Type
Type
Leadership
Structure
Seats 18 MPs
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House political groups

Her Majesty's Government

  •      UWP (11)

HM Loyal Opposition

  •      SLP (6)
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The Parliament of Saint Lucia has two chambers. The House of Assembly is the popular elected chamber of the Legislature. It has 17 or 18 members: 17 members elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies, and a speaker elected by the 17 members, who may be one of their number or a person chosen from outside the House.[1][2]

Latest general election[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Saint Lucia Labour Party 37,172 44.09 6 –5
United Workers Party 46,164 54.76 11 +5
Lucian People's Movement 155 0.18 0 0
Independents 810 0.96 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,223
Total 86,524 100 17 0
Registered voters/turnout 161,883 53.45
Source: Electoral Department

Current composition[edit]

Following the election of 6 June 2016, the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia comprises the following members:[3]

Constituency Name Party
Gros Islet Lenard Montoute UWP
Babonneau Ezechiel Joseph UWP
Castries North Stephenson King UWP
Castries East Philip Pierre SLP
Castries Central Sarah Flood-Beaubrun UWP
Castries South Ernest Hilaire SLP
Castries South East Guy Joseph UWP
Anse la Raye and Canaries Dominic Fedee UWP
Soufriere Herold Stanislas UWP
Choiseul Bradley Felix UWP
Laborie Alva Baptiste SLP
Vieux Fort North Moses Jean Baptiste SLP
Vieux Fort South Kenny Anthony SLP
Micoud South Allen Chastanet UWP
Micoud North Gale Rigobert UWP
Dennery South Edmund Estephane UWP
Dennery North Shawn Edwards SLP

Previous general election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 28 November 2011 Saint Lucian House of Assembly election results
Parties Votes % +/– Seats +/–
Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) 42,456 50.99 +2.7% 11 +5
United Workers Party (UWP) 39,100 46.96 –4.3% 6 –5
Independents 1,338 1.61 +1.3% 0
National Democratic Movement (NDM) 200 0.24 0
Lucian People's Movement (LPM) 143 0.17 0
Lucian Greens (LG) 23 0.03 0
Valid votes (turnout 56.14%) 83,260 100.00   17  
Source: Caribbean Elections

Previous composition[edit]

Following the election of 28 November 2011, the House of Assembly of Saint Lucia comprised the following members:[4][5]

Constituency Name Party
Gros Islet Emma Hippolyte SLP
Babonneau Alvina Reynolds SLP
Castries North Stephenson King UWP
Castries East Philip Pierre SLP
Castries Central Richard Frederick UWP
Castries South Robert Kennedy Lewis SLP
Castries South East Guy Joseph UWP
Anse la Raye and Canaries Desmond Long SLP
Soufriere Harold Dalson SLP
Choiseul Lorne Theophilus SLP
Laborie Alva Baptiste SLP
Vieux Fort North Moses Jean Baptiste SLP
Vieux Fort South Kenny Anthony SLP
Micoud South Arsene James UWP
Micoud North Gale Rigobert UWP
Dennery South Edmund Estephane UWP
Dennery North Shawn Edwards SLP

Electoral constituencies[edit]

Saint Lucia has 17 electoral segments, each of which elects one Parliamentary Representative to the House of Assembly:[6]

  • Canaries & Anse-la-Raye
  • Babonneau
  • Castries Central
  • Castries North
  • Castries North East
  • Castries South
  • Castries South East
  • Choiseul
  • Dennery North
  • Dennery South
  • Gros Islet
  • Laborie
  • Micoud North
  • Micoud South
  • Soufriere
  • Vieux Fort North
  • Vieux Fort South

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ House of Assembly website – the House of Assembly
  2. ^ Parliament website – Speaker of the House Archived May 4, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Members of the House of Assembly". Government of Saint Lucia. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Members of the House of Assembly". Government of Saint Lucia. Archived from the original on June 10, 2013. Retrieved 10 October 2013. 
  5. ^ "IT'S FINAL: SLP 11, UWP 6". The Voice. 3 December 2011. Archived from the original on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Members of the House of Assembly", Government of St. Lucia, 2008, stlucia.gov.lc (see below: References).

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