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Antigua and Barbuda

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House of Representatives

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theSenate

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Sir Gerald Watt QC (Male)
Year of birth
1938

Secretary general

Secretary general
Alison Peters (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
2
See historical data for this field.
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
11.11% 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
Chester Hughes (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
76
Oldest member
Lester Bryant Bird (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

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

Results

Number of women after election or renewal, by mode of designation
Women Directly Elected
0
Women Indirectly Elected
0
Women Appointed
0
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Date of independence For countries that become independent after 1940
1981
Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1951
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1951
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1984