Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat

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The Speaker is the presiding officer of the Legislative Assembly of Montserrat. The Speaker is elected by MPs, and does not have to be an Assembly member.[1] There is also a Deputy Speaker, who is elected by MPs from amongst their own numbers, although they cannot also be a member of the cabinet.[1]

List of Speakers[edit]

Name Term start Term end Notes
Howard Fergus 1975 2001
Joseph Meade (Montserrat) 2001 2009
Sir Howard Fergus October 2009 6 April 2010 Acting Speaker
Teresina Bodkin 6 April 2010 2014
Sir Howard Fergus 23 January 2015 Acting Speaker
Shirley Osborne 23 January 2015


  1. ^ a b Ian Hendry & Susan Dickson (2011) British Overseas Territories Law, Bloomsbury Publishing, p237