1650: English Colony Administered from St. Kitts
1667 – 1824: Anguilla is administered by the British Government through Antigua.
1696 - 1816: Member of the "Leeward Islands Colony" (English Colony)
1816 - 1871: St. Christopher, Nevis, Anguilla, and the British Virgin Islands Colony (English Colony)
1824: Britain places Anguilla under administrative control of St. Kitts
1833: The Emancipation Act of 1833 abolishes slavery (which officially ended in 1838).
1832 - 1871: Leeward Islands Colony (English Colony)
1871: St Kitts, Nevis and Anguilla united as a British dependency
1882: Part of colony of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla (English Colony)
1952: Universal Adult Suffrage, as part of St. Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla.
27 Feb 1967: Associated state of Saint Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla
30 May 1967: Anguillians expel the 15-man St. Kitts-directed police force, demand direct links with Britain.
11 Jul 1967: Referendum on Anguilla's secession is held. 1,813 votes for secession, 5 against. Peter Adams President of first legislative council. He is deposed when he agrees to take Anguilla back to St. Kitts, replaced by Ronald Webster
16 Jun 1967: Anguilla unilaterally withdraws from Saint Christopher-Nevis
12 Jul 1967: Unilateral declaration of independence (not recognized by U.K.).
Dec 1967 – Jan 1968: One-year agreement negotiated. British official (Tony Lee) exercises basic administrative authority, along with the Anguilla Council
Jan 1969: No conclusive agreement reached on island's governance. "the Anguillians ceremoniously usher Lee off the island" (Time Magazine).
|Victorious Ronald Webster
7 Feb 1969: Second referendum yields a vote of 1,739 to 4 against remaining in association with Saint Kitts. Anguilla declares itself an independent republic, Ronald Webster as President.
11 Mar 1969: British envoy (William Whitlock) arrives in Anguilla with a proposal for a new interim British administration.
19 Mar 1969: British rule restored via Armed Invasion
15 Sep 1969: Reunited with St. Kitts-Nevis (English Colony)
1971: Anguilla placed under direct British rule following a rebellion against domination by St Kitts.
24 Jul 1972: Ronald Webster’s People’s Progressive Party wins general election. Webster becomes Chairman of the Anguilla Council.
10 Feb 1976: Autonomy (English Colony); Ronald Webster was sworn in as Anguilla first Chief Minister
|Chief Minister Emile Gumbs
15 Mar 1976: Ronald Webster's People's Progressive Party returned to office in general election.
1 Feb 1977: Ronald Webster loses no-confidence motion in parliament. Emile Gumbs appointed as the new Chief Minister.
28 May 1980: Ronald Webster’s Anguilla United Movement wins general election
19 Dec 1980: Anguilla granted a constitution and its union with St Kitts and Nevis formally revoked. Anguilla becomes a separate British Dependent Territory.
22 Jun 1981: Ronald Webster’s newly formed his new Anguilla People's Party wins election.
9 Mar 1984: Ronald Webster calls elections two years early; Opposition Anguilla National Alliance of Emile Gumbs wins four of seven seats. Emile Gumbs sworn in as Chief Minister.
27 Feb 1989: Emile Gumbs’ Anguilla National Alliance re-elected. Gumbs continues as Chief Minister.
16 Mar 1994: Hubert Hughes leads coalition government between Anguilla Democratic Party (ADP) and the Anguilla United Party (AUP), each of which won two of the seven seats in the general election.
|Chief Minister Osbourne Fleming
4 Mar 1999: ADP/AUP coalition retains government with Hughes as Chief Minister. Coalition loses its majority in May 1999 upon resignation of Victor Banks (ADP).
3 Mar 2000: New election called to resolve impasse in government. Election results in the same representatives being returned, but a new government being formed by Osbourne Fleming's Anguilla United Front joining forces with Victor Banks of the Anguilla Democratic Party. Fleming was sworn in as Chief Minister on 6 March 2000.
21 Feb 2005: Ruling Anguilla United Front returned to office, winning four of the seven seats contested in the elections. All six incumbents who sought re-election kept their seats in the election. Osbourne Fleming continued as Chief Minister.
15 Feb 2010: New government, the Anguilla United Movement, unseats incumbent Anguilla United Front. Hubert Hughes sworn in as Chief Minister for a second time.
25 Feb 2015: Parliament Dissolved
22 Apr 2015: Anguilla United Front (AUF) wins General Election by a landslide winning six of seven seats. Victor F. BAnks sworn in as Chief Minister on 23 April 2015.