House of Representatives (Trinidad and Tobago)

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House of Representatives
Deputy Speaker
Mr. Esmond Forde
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Political groups

Official Opposition

Meeting place
The Waterfront, Hyatt, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad
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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 at Tower D, International Waterfront Centre in Port of Spain as the traditional seat, the Red House is undergoing restoration. It has 41 members, each elected to represent single-seat constituencies. The Parliament is elected with a five-year term, but may be dissolved earlier by the President if so advised by the Prime Minister.

After an election, the person commanding the support of the most members of the House is appointed Prime Minister and asked to form a government.

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

The Presiding Officer of the House of Representatives is the Speaker of the House, who can either be one of the elected 41 members, or come from outside. This has implications for the calculation of special majority votes (42 members instead of 41).

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 7 September 2015 House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago election results
Parties Votes % Seats
People's National Movement 378,447 51.68% 23
People's Partnership Coalition 341,597 46.64% 18
Independent Liberal Party 5,123 0.70% 0
Others 7,173 0.98% 0
Total valid votes 732,340 100.00 41
Invalid/blank votes 2,452
Total (turnout 66.84%) 734,792 100
Source: EBC
Results of the 2015 general election – winning party vote strength by constituency.

Current members of Parliament[edit]

The current members of Parliament are listed below based on the results of the 2015 General elections:

No. Constituency Elected member (Political party)
1 Arima Anthony Garcia (PNM)
2 Arouca/Maloney Camille Robinson-Regis (PNM) - Leader of the House
3 Barataria/San Juan Dr. Fuad Khan (PP/UNC)
4 Caroni Central Dr. Bhoendradatt Tewarie (PP/UNC)
5 Caroni East Dr. Tim Gopeesingh (PP/UNC)
6 Chaguanas East Fazal Karim (PP/UNC)
7 Chaguanas West Ganga Singh (PP/UNC)
8 Couva North Ramona Ramdial (PP/UNC)
9 Couva South Rudranath Indarsingh (PP/UNC)
10 Cumuto/Manzanilla Christine Newallo-Hosein (PP/UNC)
11 D'Abadie/O'Meara Ancil Antoine (PNM)
12 Diego Martin Central Darryl Smith (PNM)
13 Diego Martin North/East Colm Imbert (PNM)
14 Diego Martin West Dr. Keith Rowley (PNM) - Prime Minister
15 Fyzabad Dr. Lackram Bodoe (PP/UNC)
16 La Brea Nicole Olivierre (PNM)
17 La Horquetta/Talparo Maxie Cuffie (PNM)
18 Laventille East/Morvant Adrian Leonce (PNM)
19 Laventille West Fitzgerald Hinds (PNM)
20 Lopinot/Bon Air West Cherrie Ann Crichlow-Cockburn (PNM)
21 Mayaro Rushton Paray (PP/UNC)
22 Naparima Rodney Charles (PP/UNC)
23 Oropouche East Dr. Roodal Moonilal (PP/UNC)
24 Oropouche West Vidia Gayadeen-Goopeesingh (PP/UNC)
25 Point Fortin Edmund Dillon (PNM)
26 Pointe-a-Pierre David Lee (PP/UNC) - Opposition Chief Whip
27 POS North/St. Ann's West Stuart Young (PNM)
28 POS South Marlene McDonald (PNM)
29 Princes Town Barry Padarath (PP/UNC)
30 Moruga/Tableland Dr. Lovell Francis (PNM)
31 San Fernando East Randall Mitchell (PNM)
32 San Fernando West Faris Al Rawi (PNM)
33 Siparia Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC (PP/UNC) - Leader of the Opposition
34 St. Ann's East Dr. Nyan Gadsby-Dolly (PNM)
35 St. Augustine Prakash Ramadhar (PP/COP)
36 St. Joseph Terrence Deyalsingh (PNM)
37 Tabaquite Dr. Surujrattan Rambachan (PP/UNC)
38 Tobago East Ayanna Webster-Roy (PNM)
39 Tobago West Shamfa Cudjoe (PNM)
40 Toco/Sangre Grande Glenda Jennings-Smith (PNM)
41 Tunapuna Esmond Forde (PNM) - Deputy Speaker of the House

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