Saint Kitts and Nevis

National Assembly

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
No

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
National Assembly
Chamber name
National Assembly
Structure & status of parliament
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
No information available

Speaker

Official title
Speaker of the National Assembly
Speaker
Lanein Blanchette (Female)
Date of birth: 08 Dec 1986
Term
25 Oct 2022
Additional information

Elected on 25 Oct. 2022.

Speaker terms

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Secretary general

Official title
Clerk
Secretary General
Trevlyn Stapleton (Female)
Term
01 Jan 2022
Notes

Appointed on 13 April 2022 with effect from 1 Jan. 2022.

Members

Statutory number of members
16

Notes:

Appointed: appointed by the Governor General on the advice of the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition.

Other: The Speaker may be designated from outside the National Assembly and becomes a member of parliament by virtue of holding the office of Speaker.

Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
11
Appointed members
4
Other members
1
Current number of members
16
Men
11
Women
5
Percentage of women
31.3%
Population (in thousands)
48
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
3,000

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
46.7
(2022-10)
Youngest member
Bernicia Nisbett (Female)
Youngest member (years)
32
Number of members, by age (2022-10)
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
Male 0 0 3 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 10
Female 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals per age interval 0 0 5 1 3 3 1 0 0 0 13
Total <= 45: 6 Total >= 46: 7
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
38.5% 23% 15.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
46.2% 23% 23.1%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
No
Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No