Parliament of Jamaica

Parliament of Jamaica
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Hon. Pearnel Charles, Sr., JLP
Since 10 March 2016
Deputy Speaker
Mr. Franklyn Witter, JLP
Since 10 March 2016
Seats 84
Senate political groups
House of Representatives political groups
Senate last election
25 February 2016
Meeting place
George William Gordon House, Kingston, Jamaica
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The Parliament of Jamaica is the legislative branch of the government of Jamaica. It is a bicameral body, composed of an appointed Senate and an elected House of Representatives.

The Senate (Upper House) – the direct successor of a pre-Independence body known as the "Legislative Council" – comprises 21 senators appointed by the governor-general: thirteen on the advice of the Prime Minister and eight on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.

The House of Representatives, the Lower House, is made up of 63 (previously 60) Members of Parliament, elected to five-year terms on a first-past-the-post basis in single-seat constituencies.

The Parliament meets at George William Gordon House at 81 Duke Street, Kingston.[1] It was built in 1960 and named in memory of Jamaican patriot George William Gordon.[2]

Inside the Parliament of Jamaica

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the Lower House. It is the group of elected members of parliament.

Jamaica Labour Party members

People's National Party members


The Senate is the Upper House. This is the list of senators:

  1. Senator The Hon. Tom Tavares-Finson, QC – President
  2. Senator Aubyn Hill - Deputy President
  3. Senator The Hon. Kamina Johnson-Smith - Leader of Government Business
  4. Senator The Hon. Ruel Reid - Education and Information
  5. Senator The Hon. Pearnel Patroe Charles, Jr
  6. Senator Kavan Gayle
  7. Senator Ransford Braham
  8. Senator Don Wehby
  9. Senator Charles Sinclair, Jr.
  10. Senator Matthew Samuda
  11. Senator Delroy Williams
  12. Senator Kerensia Morrison
  13. Senator Dr. Sapphire Longmore-Dropinski


  1. Senator Mark Golding - Leader of Opposition Business
  2. Senator Keith D. Knight, QC
  3. Senator Angela Brown-Burke
  4. Senator Floyd Morris
  5. Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns
  6. Senator Lambert Brown
  7. Senator Wentsworth Skeffery
  8. Senator Noel Sloley

Current composition

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Jamaica Labour Party437,17849.532+11
People's National Party433,62949.131–11
Marcus Garvey People's Progressive Party2600.0300
National Democratic Movement2230.0300
People's Progressive Party910.010New
Independents A2120.0100
Independents B1,0210.1300
Invalid/Rejected Ballots9,875
Registered voters/turnout1,824,412 48.37%
Source: Electoral Commission (100% of vote counted)

See also


  1. "Contact Us". Retrieved 2016-01-03.
  2. "History". Retrieved 2016-01-03.

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