British Virgin Islands

Contact Information

Address: Office of the Clerk, Richard Stoutt Building, Road Town, Tortola
Phone: (+1 284) 494-4757
Fax: (+1 284) 494-4544

Profile

The House of Assembly has a unicameral system (i.e. made up of one chamber) and is relatively small compared to larger countries, which operate under a bicameral system consisting of an Upper and Lower Chamber.

The Legislative Council of the British Virgin Islands has 15 members, 13 members elected for a four year term, 9 of them in single seat constituencies and 4 at large, one ex officio member, the Attorney General and the Speaker selected from outside the Council.

Seat of Parliament: Road Town
Population: 27,000
Constitution: British Overseas Territory
CPA Branch formed: 1953
Date of First Parliament: December 5, 1950
Voting Age: 18 years

Political Party Distribution

National Democratic Party:  9 Seats
Virgin Islands Party: 4 Seats

Date of Last Election: November 07, 2011

Officers of the Branch

Hon. Indgrid Moses-Scatliffe
CPA Office: Branch President
Parliamentary Office: Speaker of the House of Assembly

Dr. The Hon. Orlando Smith, OBE, MHA
CPA Office: Branch Vice President
Parliamentary Office: Premier

Hon. Ralph T. O’Neal, OBE, MHA
CPA Office: Branch Vice President
Parliamentary Office: Leader of the Opposition

Mrs. Phyllis Evans
CPA Office: Branch Secretary
Parliamentary Office: Clerk of the House of Assembly