General elections were held in Montserrat on 11 September 2014.
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.
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.
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 was 71.06% of the 3,866 registered voters.
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.