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PARTIES DISTRICTS 2019 CANDIDATES 2019 RESULTS PAST RESULTS EDUCATION
POLITICAL PARTIES
MCAP
Movement for Change and Prosperity
Joseph FARRELL
Political Leader
MCAP
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PDM
People's Democratic Movement

Paul LEWIS
Political Leader
PDM
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MULP
Montserrat United Labour Party
Peter QUEELEY
Political Leader
MULP
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MNC
Montserrat National Congress
Lowell LEWIS
Political Leader
AIC
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ELECTORAL DISTRICTS
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OVERVIEW OF ELECTORAL SYSTEM
Learn more The unicameral Legislative Assembly compries 11 seats - 9 members popularly elected to serve five-year terms; the Attorney General and Financial Secretary sit as ex-officio members.
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor-General appointed by the British Monarch
Head of Government Prime Minister is appointed by the Governor-General
Structure of Parliament Bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 21 seats and the House of Assembly with 30 seats
Electoral Law 1 Jun 1971; Last amendment: 1 Sep 1990
Constituencies 30 single-member constituencies
Voting System In the Senate 21 members are appointed by the Governor-General. In the House of Assembly 30 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.
Term of Office 5 years for both chambers
Voter Requirements - Age: 18 years
- Barbados citizenship (or Commonwealth citizenship if residence in the country for 3 years before elections)
- Residence in a constituency for 3 months
- Disqualifications: insanity, imprisonment, death sentence
Candidate Eligibility and Requirements - Qualified electors
- Age: 21 years
- Barbados citizenship
- Residence in the country for more than 7 years
- Ineligibility: undischarged bankruptcy, allegiance to a foreign State, imprisonment exceeding 6 months, conviction of felony or of an offence involving dishonesty, electoral fraud
- Nomination by 4 electors
- Deposit equivalent to USD125, reimbursed if the candidate is elected or obtains more than 1/6 of the total votes cast in the constituency.
Electoral Authority  Barbados Electoral and Boundaries Commission  
Last Elections 24 May 2018 | Learn more »
Next Elections May 2023
Head of State Inherited monarchy with a Governor appointed by the Briish Monarch
Head of Government Premier appointed by Governor
Structure of Parliament Unicameral Legislative Assembly with 9 seats + 2 ex-officio members
Electoral Law Constitution
Constituencies 9 single-member constituencies
Voting System Voting at Large
Term of Office 5 years
Voter Requirements

Every person who:

  • has attained the age of eighteen years; and
  • is not a person of unsound mind so found under any law in force in Montserrat; and
  • is a Commonwealth citizen; and
  • has resided in Montserrat for 36 months immedi­ately preceding the date of registration as a voter or is domiciled in Montserrat and is resident therein at the date of such registration; and
  • is not disqualified under the provisions of this Act from being registered as a voter;

shall be entitled to be registered as a voter and, when registered, to vote at an election:

No person shall be registered as a voter or be entitled to vote at an election who has been sentenced by any court in Her Majesty's dominions or in any territory under Her Majesty's protection to death, penal servitude, or imprisonment for a term exceeding 12 months, and has not either suffered the punishment to which he was sentenced or such other punishment as by competent authority may have been substituted for the same or received a free pardon from Her Majesty.

Candidate Eligibility and Requirements -
Electoral Authority Department of Administration
Last Elections 18 November 2019
Next Elections November 2024
VOTER EDUCATION
Country Profile Government Structure Election Basics Political History of TCI Electoral Legislation
2019 ELECTION - BY THE NUMBERS
Voter Information 3,858
REGISTERED VOTERS
View Electoral Districts/Constituencies 6
POLLING DISTRICTS
Learn more about Election 2013 candidates 35
ELECTION CANDIDATES
PARTY CANDIDATES 2019 RESULTS
Female Male Total 2014 2009
MCAP MCAP
Movement for Change and Prosperity
2 7 9 2 6
PDM PDM
People's Democratic Movement
1 6 7 7 0
MULP
S MULP
Montserrat United Labour Party
0 5 5 0 0
MNC MNC
Montserrat National Congress
0 3 3 0 0
PDM IND
Independent Candidates
5 6 11 0 3
    5 26 35 9 9
PAST ELECTIONS
Year Specific Date Winning Party Total Seats Voter Turnout
Party % Votes Seats
1952 Wed, 20 Feb 1952 Montserrat Labour Party 69.5% 5 5 99.8%
1955 Fri, 18 Mar 1955 Montserrat Labour Party 44.1% 4 5 98.2%
1958 Thu, 8 May 1958 Montserrat Labour Party 55.7% 4 5 -
1961 Thu, 2 Mar 1961 Montserrat Labour Party 57.7% 5 7 57.3%
1966 1966 Montserrat Labour Party 60.8% 5 7 55.1%
1970 Tue, 15 Dec 1970 Progressive Democratic Party 64.5% 7 7 80.0%
1973 Thu, 20 Sep 1973 Progressive Democratic Party 67.8% 5 7 67.7%
1978 Nov 1978 People's Liberation Movement 64.4% 7 7 76.8%
1983 Feb 1983 People's Liberation Movement 55.0% 5 7 74.7%
1987 Tue, 25 Aug 1987 People's Liberation Movement 44.9% 4 7 71.2%
1991 Tue, 8 Oct 1991 National Progressive Party 43.0% 4 7 71.9%
1996 Mon, 11 Nov 1996 Coalition (MNR + NPP + IND) - 4 7 58.1%
2001 Mon, 2 Apr 2001 New People's Liberation Movement 51.8% 7 9 77.5%
2006 Wed, 31 May 2006 Coalition (MDP + NPLM + IND) 63.9% 5 9 74.6%
2009 Tue, 8 Sep 2009 Movement for Change and Prosperity 52.6% 6 9 66.8%
2014 Thu, 11 Sep 2014 People's Democratic Movement 50.0% 7 9 71.1%
2019 Mon, 18 Nov 2019 Movement for Change and Prosperity 42.66% 5 9 62.5%
VOTING TRENDS
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ELECTION REPORTS
Year Report Download
2014 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region, Election Observer Mission, Montserrat General Election 11 September 2014 Final Report Download
2019 Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region, Election Observer Mission, Montserrat General Election 18 November 2019 Preliminary Report Download
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