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The Speaker of the House is formally elected by the members of the House of Representatives from among their number, at the first sitting after each general election or when there is a vacancy. Although the Speaker is usually a member of the ruling party, a minority party member may be chosen. The Speaker rarely takes part in debates. His job is to see that other members keep within the rules of the House, that the rights of the Opposition members are protected, and that every member gets a fair hearing.

Speakers of the House of Representatives
Name Party Entered Office Left Office
Felix Gordon VEITCH Jamaica Labour Party 1 Jan 1945 1947
Clement Mullings AITCHISON Jamaica Labour Party 1947 1950
Clifford Clarence CAMPBELL Jamaica Labour Party 1950 1955
Burnet Birthwright (BB) COKE People's National Party 1955 1962
Tacius GOLDING Jamaica Labour Party 1962 1967
Eugene Condell Leonard PARKINSON Jamaica Labour Party 1967 1972
Ripton MacPHERSON People's National Party Feb 1972 Oct 1980
Talbert Monsell FORREST Jamaica Labour Party 1980 1983
Alva ROSS Jamaica Labour Party 1983 1989
Headly CUNNINGHAM People's National Party 1989 1993
Carl MARSHALL People's National Party 1993 1997
Violet NIELSON People's National Party 1997 2003
Michael PEART People's National Party 2003 2007
Delroy CHUCK Jamaica Labour Party 27 Sep 2007 13 Jul 2011
Marisa DALRYMPLE-PHILIBERT Jamaica Labour Party 13 Jul 2011 12 Dec 2011
Michael PEART People's National Party 17 Jan 2012 5 Feb 2016
Pearnel CHARLES Jamaica Labour Party 10 Mar 2016 incumbent
source: http://www.jis.gov.jm/government/about-government
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