Saint Kitts and Nevis

National Assembly

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
A. Michael Perkins (Male)
Year of birth
1964
Additional information
Elected on 30 June 2016, re-elected on 8 July 2020.
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary General
Sonia Boddie-Thompson (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
12
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
4
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
25% See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Bernicia Nisbett (Female)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
12
Total per sex
Total of male
12
Total of female
4
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
0
31-40
4
41-45
0
46-50
2
51-60
7
61-70
3
71-80
0
81-90
0
91 and over
0
Number of members, by age
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Totals per age interval 0 0 4 0 2 7 3 0 0 0
Total <= 45: 4 Total >= 46: 12
Male 0 0 1 0 2 6 3 0 0 0 12
Female 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger0%0%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger25%6.25%18.75%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger25%6.25%18.75%

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
23
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.7%
Number of candidates, by sex
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
2
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.7%

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
10
Number of women elected
1
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
9.09%
Note on the Distribution of seats according to sex
- As at 10 July 2020, there were three women (one elected, two appointed) out of a total of 13 members: 9 directly elected members from the government side, three appointed members (including the Attorney General) and the Speaker. &#13;
- On 13 August 2020, two directly-elected members of the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party (SKNLP) were sworn in and a woman was appointed member, bringing the total number of women to four out of 16 members.
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
1
Women Appointed
3

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
12
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
4
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
A. Michael Perkins (Male)
Date of election
08.07.2020
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1983
Women’s right to vote
Women’s right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1983
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Suffrage: Additional Notes on right of suffrage
Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote on 19 September, 1951. This right was confirmed at independence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Women's right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1983
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
Notes Stand for Election: Additional Notes on right to stand for election
Prior to independence, under British administration, women were granted the right to vote and stand for election on 19 September, 1951. These rights were confirmed at independence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1984
First woman speaker
Year of first woman speaker Date at which, for the first time in the country's parliamentary history, a woman became Presiding Officer of Parliament or of one of its Houses.
2004