Sept. 30, 2019 Held



Election for Montserratian Legislative Council


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,412
Valid Votes:2,403
Invalid Votes:9

Vote Share by Party:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

People's Democratic Movement (People's Democratic Movement) 5 - 8,511


Movement for Change and Prosperity (Movement for Change and Prosperity) 3 - 5,969


Independents (Independents) 1 - 3,414

Election Results Modified: Nov 20, 2019

General Information

At Stake in this Referendum:       

  • Nine elected seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Government Structure:

  • Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952)
  • Queen’s Representative: Governor Andrew PEARCE (since 1 February 2018)
  • Head of Government: Donaldson Romeo (since 12 September 2014)
  • Assembly: Montserrat has a unicameral Parliament. The Legislative Council has 11 seats, 9 of which are popularly elected seats.

Electoral System:

  • The Queen’s Representative, the Governor, is appointed by the monarch to serve at Her Majesty’s Pleasure.
  • The Prime Minister, after legislative elections, is usually the leader of the majority party.
  • The Legislative Assembly of Montserrat has eleven members, of which nine are elected. The other two seats are taken by the Attorney General and the Financial Secretary.

Main Parties in this Election:                      

  • Montserrat National Congress (MNC)
    • Leader: Lowell LEWIS
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Montserrat United Labour Party (MULP)
    • Leader:  Peter QUEELEY
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP)
    • Leader: Joseph Easton TAYLOR-FARRELL
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • People's Democratic Movement (PDM)
    • Leader: Paul LEWIS
    • Seats won in last election: 7

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 5,315 (July 2018 est.)[1]
  • Registered Voters: 3,858[2]

Gender Data:

  • Female Population: 2,662 (July 2018 est.)[3]
  • Is Montserrat a signatory to CEDAW: N/A
  • Has Montserrat ratified CEDAW: N/A
  • Gender Quota: No
  • Female Candidates in this election: Yes
  • Number of Female Legislators: 1
  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: N/A
  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

  • Is Montserrat a signatory to CRPD: N/A
  • Has Montserrat ratified CRPD: N/A
  • Population with a disability: 786 (est.)[4]
Election Modified: Aug 02, 2023

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