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Parliament name National Assembly
Structure of parliament Unicameral
Dates of election / renewal (from/to) 16 February 2015
Purpose of elections Team Unity- a three-party opposition alliance led by former Foreign Minister Timothy Harris - ended the 20-year rule of the Labour Party (SKNLP), taking a total of seven seats against four won by the governing coalition (see note). Prime Minister Denzil Douglas, who had been in power since 1995, conceded defeat. On 23 February, Mr. Harris was sworn in as new Prime Minister, becoming only the third person to assume the post since independence from Britain in 1983.

During the election campaign, the major parties focused on education, health care and job creation, as well as a proposal from Team Unity to exempt food and medicine from value added tax.

Team Unity comprised the People's Action Movement (PAM), the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM) and the People's Labour Party (PLP). The PLP is a break away from the SKNLP that was launched in June 2013 by Mr. Harris and former Deputy Prime Minister Sam Condor. The governing coalition comprised the SKNLP and the Nevis Reformation Party (NRP).
Date of previous elections: 25 January 2010

Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature: 16 January 2015

Timing of election: Upon normal expiry

Expected date of next elections: February 2020

Number of seats at stake: 11 (full renewal)

Number of candidates: 22 (21 men, 1 woman)

Percentage of women candidates: 4.5%

Number of parties contesting the election: 5

Number of parties winning seats: 5

Alternation of power: Yes

Number of parties in government: 3

Names of parties in government: People’s Labour Party (PLP), People’s Action Movement (PAM) and the Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM)

Date of the first session of the new parliament: 14 May 2015

Name of the new Speaker: Mr. Franklin Brand
Voter turnout
Round no 116 February 2015
Number of registered electors
Blank or invalid ballot papers
Valid votes
30'455 (72.19%)

Distribution of votes
Round no 1
Political Group Candidates Votes %
People's Action Movement (PAM)
Labour Party (SKNLP)
Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM)
People's Labour Party (PLP)
Nevis Reformation Party (NRP)
Distribution of seats
Round no 1
Political Group Total
People's Action Movement (PAM) 4
Labour Party (SKNLP) 3
Concerned Citizens' Movement (CCM) 2
People's Labour Party (PLP) 1
Nevis Reformation Party (NRP) 1
Distribution of seats according to sex
Percent of women
Distribution of seats according to age
Distribution of seats according to profession
The distribution of seats according to political parties only takes into account the 11 directly elected seats.
One woman was directly elected and another woman was appointed.
As at 26 May 2015, there were two women out of a total of 15 members: 11 directly elected, three appointed and one ex officio (the Attorney General).

National Assembly (09.03.2015, 26.05.2015)

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