Saint Kitts and Nevis

National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
16.02.2015
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
16.01.2015
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.07.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
11
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

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".
22
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
21
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
1
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
4.55%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
5

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
42,185
Votes Number of people who actually voted
30,455
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
72.19%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
Team Unity- a three-party opposition alliance led by former Foreign Minister Timothy Harris - ended the 20-year rule of the Labour Party (SKNLP), taking a total of seven seats against four won by the governing coalition (see note). Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, who had been in power since 1995, conceded defeat. On 23 February, Mr. Harris was sworn in as new Prime Minister, becoming only the third person to assume the post since independence from Britain in 1983.

During the election campaign, the major parties focused on education, health care and job creation, as well as a proposal from Team Unity to exempt food and medicine from value added tax.

Note:
Team Unity comprised the People's Action Movement (PAM), the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) and the People's Labour Party (PLP). The PLP is a break away from the SKNLP that was launched in June 2013 by Mr. Harris and former Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor. The governing coalition comprised the SKNLP and the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
100%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
36.36%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
3
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
People's Labour Party (PLP), People's Action Movement (PAM) and the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
People's Action Movement (PAM) 4
Labour Party (SKNLP) 3
Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM) 2
People's Labour Party (PLP) 1
Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) 1
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%
Other notes
The distribution of seats according to political parties only takes into account the 11 directly elected seats.
One woman was directly elected and another woman was appointed.
As at 26 May 2015, there were two women out of a total of 15 members: 11 directly elected, three appointed and one ex officio (the Attorney General).
Women Directly Elected
1
Women Appointed
1

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.
13
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.
2
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
14.05.2015
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.
Franklin Brand (Male)
Date of election
14.05.2015