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Trinidad and Tobago

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Senate

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theHouse of Representatives

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Christine Kangaloo (Female)
See historical data for this field.

Secretary general

Secretary general
Brian Caesar (Male)
Notes Additional information about the Secretary General, in particular regarding their term.
Appointed on 1 May 2016.

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
20
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
11
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
35.48% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
See historical data for this field. Compare data of this field.
Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Shamfa Cudjoe (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
72
Oldest member
James Lambert (Male)
Total number of MPs, 45 years of age or younger
Total number of MPs, 46 years of age or older
24
Total per sex
Total of male
24
Total of female
7
Total per age interval
18-20
0
21-30
1
31-40
1
41-45
5
46-50
4
51-60
12
61-70
5
71-80
3
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 1 1 5 4 12 5 3 0 0
Total <= 45: 7 Total >= 46: 24
Male 0 1 0 4 3 9 4 3 0 0 24
Female 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 0 7
Percentage of members, by age
Age as last election or renewalOverallMaleFemale
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger3.23%3.23%0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger6.45%3.23%3.23%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger22.58%16.13%6.45%

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
21
Number of women elected
10
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.
32.26%
Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Appointed
10

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.
21
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.
10
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.
Christine Kangaloo (Female)
Date of election
23.09.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1962
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1962
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 given the right to vote in 1946. This right was confirmed at indepedence.
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1962
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 given the right to vote and stand for election in 1946. These rights were confirmed at indepedence.
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1962