Janet Robertson

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The Honourable
Janet Robertson
Member of the Falkland Islands Legislative Assembly
for Stanley
In office
17 November 2005 – 5 November 2009
Preceded by Jan Cheek
Succeeded by Jan Cheek
Personal details
Born 1965 (age 50–51)
Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz, Argentina
Nationality Falkland Islander
Political party Nonpartisan
Spouse(s) Joost
Alma mater University of Sussex

Janet Robertson (born 1965 in Río Gallegos, Santa Cruz Province) is an Argentine-born Falkland Islands politician who served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly for the Stanley constituency from 2005 until 2009. Robertson was elected as a Member of the Legislative Council, which was reconstituted into the Legislative Assembly with the implementation of the 2009 Constitution.[1]

Robertson was born in Argentina to Falkland Islander parents in 1965. Her mother, Ana Chiswell (British descent), was born in Buenos Aires and his father was born in the Falklands and had a sheep farm near Río Gallegos. Robertson has a brother, Pablo, born in Río Gallegos and, now, is a pilot of FIGAS.[2]

Her family moved to Port Stephens in the Falklands when she was four, but in 1975 she returned to Argentina where she was educated in Cordoba Province with her brother.[2] She went on to study in Wales at Atlantic College, before gaining a degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.[1]

She was elected to the Legislative Council at the 2005 general election, but lost her seat four years later in the 2009 general election.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Janet Robertson bio". Falkland Islands Government. falklands.gov.fk. Retrieved 3 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Natalia Niebieskikwiat (2014). Kelpers. Ni ingleses ni argentinos: Cómo es la nación que crece frente a nuestras costas (in Spanish). Retrieved 7 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Brock, J. (6 November 2009). "Falklands Election – Stanley Constituency Upset". South Atlantic Remote Territories Media Association. Retrieved 2011-07-03.