At stake in this election:
- 7 seats in the House of Assembly
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II*
- Head of Government: Chief Minister Hubert B. HUGHES
- Assembly: Anguilla has a unicameral House of Assembly with 11 seats.
*Represented by Governor Christina Scott (since 2013).
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is hereditary.
- In the House of Assembly, 7 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms, 2 members are appointed ex officio to serve 5-year terms, and 2 members are appointed to serve 5-year terms.
Main parties in the electoral race:
- Party: Anguilla United Front (AUF)
Leader: Fritz SMITH
Number of Seats won in last election: 2
- Party: Anguilla United Movement (AUM)
Leader: Dr. Ellis WEBSTER *
Number of Seats won in last election: 4
- Party: Anguilla Progressive Party (APP)
Leader: Brent DAVIS
Number of Seats won in last election: 1
*Former party leader Chief Minister Hubert B. HUGHES recently announced WEBSTER will lead the AUM in the 28 February elections.
- The last election for the House of Assembly was held on 15 February 2015. There were 8,652 registered voters for the election. The Anguilla United Movement (AUM) won 4 seats (of 7), while the Anguilla United Front (AUF) won 2 seats, and the Anguilla Progressive Party (APP) won 3.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Female Population: 8,335 (2014 est.)[iii]
- Is Anguilla a signatory to CEDAW: No
- Has Anguilla ratified CEDAW: No
- Gender Quota: No
- Female Candidates in this election: Yes
- Number of Female Legislators: 1 (0.09%) of 11 seats in the House of Assembly[iv]
- Human Development Index (HDI) Position: N/A
- Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A
- Is Anguilla a signatory to CRPD: No
- Has Anguilla ratified CRPD: No
[iii] Based on ratio of 0.93 male/female for total population http://www.indexmundi.com/anguilla/demographics_profile.html