|Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands Constituency|
Location of Stanley within the Falkland Islands
|Number of members||2 (1949-1977)
Stanley is a constituency of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands which has been in existence since the first elections in the Falklands in 1949. The constituency of Stanley consists of the city of the same name, which is the largest settlement in the Falklands representing almost 75% of the total population of the islands (excluding military personnel). Stanley is one of two constituencies in the Falklands, the other being Camp.
The first elections to the Legislative Council (the predecessor of the Legislative Assembly) took place in 1949 and elected two members from Stanley. The number of members was reduced to one at the 1977 election with the implementation of the Falkland Islands (Legislative Council) (Amendment) Order 1977. In 1985 the Falkland Islands Constitution came into force which increased the number of members from Stanley to four, elected through block voting. This was increased to five in 1997 following a constitutional amendment, giving the members from Stanley a majority of the elected seats. In 2009 a new constitution came into force which replaced the Legislative Council with the Legislative Assembly, with all members of the Legislative Council becoming members of the new Legislative Assembly.
In referenda in 2001 and 2011, a proposal was put to the people of the Falklands for the Stanley and Camp constituencies to be abolished and replaced with a single constituency for the entire territory. The proposal was rejected on both occasions, but in the 2011 referendum a narrow majority of voters in Stanley supported the proposal.
|Election||1st Member||2nd Member||3rd Member||4th Member||5th Member|
|1949||Stanley Charles Luxton||Arthur Leslie Hardy|
|1956||Martin George Creece|
|1960||Richard Victor Goss|
|1962 (by-election)||John Richard Rowlands|
|1964||Frederick John Cheek|
|1971||William Edward Bowles||Sydney Miller|
|1981||Terence John Peck|
|1984 (by-election)||Harold Bennett|
|1985||John Edward Cheek||Darwin Lewis Clifton||Norma Edwards||Charles Desmond Keenleyside Jnr.|
|1987 (by-election)||Terry Betts|
|1989||Gerrard "Fred" Robson||Harold Rowlands||Gavin Short||Terry Peck|
|1993||John Cheek||Charles Keenleyside||Sharon Halford||Wendy Teggart|
|1994 (by-election)||John Birmingham|
|1996 (by-election)||Mike Summers|
|1997||Jan Cheek||Lewis Clifton|
|2001||Richard Cockwell||Stephen Luxton|
|2005||Andrea Clausen||Richard Andrew Davies||Janet Robertson|
|2008 (by-election)||John Birmingham|
|2009||Jan Cheek||Emma Edwards||Glenn Ross||Gavin Short||Richard Sawle|
|June 2011 (by-election)||Mike Summers|
|December 2011 (by-election)||Barry Elsby|
|2017||Stacy Bragger||Mark Pollard||Roger Spink||Leona Roberts|
- "Falkland Islands Census 2012" (PDF). Falkland Islands Government. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Falkland Islands voters overwhelmingly reject single constituency proposal". MercoPress. 4 November 2011. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
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