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Montserrat General Election Results - 11 September 2014

General elections were held in Montserrat on 11 September 2014.

Electoral System

The Legislative Assembly of Montserrat has eleven members, of which nine are elected. The other two seats are taken by the Attorney General and the Financial Secretary.

The British Overseas Territory  is a single nine-member constituency, with voters able to vote for up to nine candidates on their ballot paper.

Political Parties & Candidates

A new party, the People's Democratic Movement (PDM), was established by leader of the opposition Donaldson Romeo on 30 April 2014, in order to contest the elections. A total 31 candidates contested the elections; the ruling Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) and the PDM both put forward a full slate of nine candidates, the Alliance of Independent Candidates (AIC) had three independent candidates, with ten other independents also running.

Election Observers

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association British Islands and Mediterranean Region was invited by the Government of Montserrat to conduct the election observation mission. The team comprised parliamentarians, officials and analysts. The Mission observed the election process and met with key stakeholders including officials, candidates, and members of the public. The election was observed against international standards and domestic laws. Initial findings were published after the election, and the final report including recommendations was published two months later.

Results

The result was a victory for the newly established People's Democratic Movement, which won seven of the nine elected seats in the Legislative Assembly.

Voter Turnout

Voter turnout was 71.06% of the 3,866 registered voters.

Post-election

Donaldson Romeo was sworn in as the second Premier of Montserrat on Friday, 12 September 2014.

Leader of the Opposition Reuben T. Meade resigned from public office on Tuesday, 25 October 2016. He handed over leadership of the Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP) to Hon. Easton Taylor Farrell. Dr Samuel Joseph retained the seat for MCAP in the 30 January 2017 by-election.

 

SEAT DISTRIBUTION
Seat Distribution
ELECTORAL MAP
Electoral Map
ELECTORAL SYSTEM
System Voters vote for up to nine candidates on their ballot paper
Elected Members A single nine-member constituency
VOTER TURNOUT
Total Valid Ballots 2,747
Invalid Votes -
Registered Voters 3,866
Voter Turnout 71.06%
   
CRITICAL DATES
Dissolution of Legislative Assembly Fri, 15 Aug 2014
Nomination Day Mon, 25 Aug 2014
Polling Day Thu, 11 Sep 2014
First Meeting of Legislative Assembly

Wed, 8 Oct 2014

POLITICAL LEADERS
  Photo Donaldson ROMEO
People's Democratic Movement (PDM)
  Photo Reuben MEADE
Movement for Change and Prosperity (MCAP)
  Photo Lowell LEWIS
Alliance of Independent Candidates (AIC)
RELATED INFORMATION
Proclamation of Dissolving Assembly 2014 Download report
Proclamation Appointing Election Date 2014 Download report
Notification of Election 2014 Download report
ELECTION REPORTS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
CPA Election Observers Report Download report
CANDIDATES BY THE NUMBERS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
Independent
Candidates
PDM MCAP AIC IND
7 candidates 9 candidates 3 candidates 10 candidates
PARTY MANIFESTOS View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
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PDM 2014 Manifesto
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MCAP 2014 Manifesto
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AIC 2014 Manifesto
 
SUMMARY RESULTS
  Party Code Votes % votes Candidates Seats
  People's Democratic Movement PDM 11,591 50.02% 9 7
  Movement for Change and Prosperity MCAP 8,193 35.36% 9 2
  Alliance of Independent Candidates AIC 965 4.16% 3 0
  Independents IND 2,422 10.45% 10 0
Total 23,171 100% 31 9
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SUMMARY RESULTS BY CANDIDATE
  Candidate Party Votes % Votes  
  Donaldson ROMEO** PDM 1,695 7.32% Winner
  Ingrid BUFFONAGE PDM 1,615 6.97% Winner
  Paul LEWIS PDM 1,507 6.50% Winner
  David OSBORNE PDM 1,356 5.85% Winner
  Easton Taylor FARRELL* MCAP 1,314 5.67% Winner
  Delmaude RYAN PDM 1,185 5.11% Winner
  Reuben T. MEADE** MCAP 1,140 4.92% Winner
  Claude HOGAN PDM 1,112 4.80% Winner
  Gregory WILOCK PDM 1,098 4.74% Winner
  Charles KIRNON* MCAP 1,070 4.62%  
  David DUBERRY PDM 1,045 4.51%  
  Emile DUBERRY PDM 978 4.22%  
  Jermaine WADE* MCAP 876 3.78%  
  Colin RILEY* MCAP 866 3.74%  
  Samuel JOSEPH MCAP 858 3.70%  
  Leroy GREAVES MCAP 802 3.46%  
  Brenda DALEY MCAP 742 3.20%  
  Victor JAMES* IND 657 2.84%  
  Crenston C. BUFFONGE IND 533 2.30%  
  Geraldine CABEY IND 528 2.28%  
  Justin CASSELL MCAP 525 2.27%  
  Lowell LEWIS* AIC 468 2.02%  
  Joel OSBORNE IND 320 1.38%  
  Claude GERALD AIC 275 1.19%  
  David TUITT  AIC 222 0.96%  
  Hylroy BRAMBLE IND 105 0.45%  
  Norman CASSELL IND 79 0.34%  
  Alric Emerson LYNCH IND 77 0.33%  
  Wilford MEADE IND 67 0.29%  
  Catherine TUITT IND 31 0.13%  
  Winston POND IND 25 0.11%  
ELECTED MEMBERS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY View all Members of Parliament of Barbados
The unicameral Legislative Assembly compries 11 seats - 9 members popularly elected to serve five-year terms; the Attorney General and Financial Secretary sit as ex-officio members. The Council was constituted as follows:
  Photo Representative Party
  Photo Donaldson ROMEO People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Ingrid BUFFONAGE People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Paul LEWIS People's Democratic Movement
  Photo David OSBORNE People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Delmaude RYAN People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Claude HOGAN People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Gregory WILLOCK People's Democratic Movement
  Photo Reuben T. MEADE Movement for Change and Prosperity
  Photo Joseph FARRELL Movement for Change and Prosperity
Key
MCAP = Movement for Change and Prosperity; MNC = Montserrat National Congress; MULP = Montserrat United Labour Party; PDM = People's Democratic Movement; IND = Independent Candidate; *incumbent; ** Political Leader
Sources
Montserrat Electoral Commission
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