House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
|House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|9th Vincentian Assembly|
|Houses||House of Assembly|
|Seats||21 members (+1 speaker)|
House political groups
House voting system
|Plurality voting for MPs. All Senators are appointed by the Governor-General.|
House last election
|9 December 2010|
The House has a total of 23 members. 15 represent single member constituencies and are elected using plurality voting, also known as "first past the post". Six are known as Senators, and are appointed by the Governor-General. Four senators are appointed to represent the government and two to represent the opposition. The remaining two are the attorney-general, who is appointed, and the speaker, who is elected by the government members of the House, in consultation with the Opposition.
The most recent elections to the House of Assembly were held on 13 December 2010. The incumbent Unity Labour Party (ULP) was returned to office winning eight out of 15 seats. The New Democratic Party (NDP) won the remaining seven seats.
|Unity Labour Party||32,099||51.11||8|
|New Democratic Party||30,568||48.67||7|
|Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Green Party||138||0.22||—|
|Total valid votes (turnout: 62.33%)||62,805||100.00||15|
|Source: Election 2010|
- List of Speakers of the House of Assembly of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Politics of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- List of legislatures by country
- Assembly homepage
- Ralph Gonsalves retains power in St Vincent - Caribbean360
- Archived 18 December 2010 at the Wayback Machine.