2021 Tobago House of Assembly election

The 2021 Tobago House of Assembly (THA) election was held on 25 January 2021 where 12 members were elected in the eleventh election since the Assembly was established in 1980,[3] this election marked the first time in history that both parties elected, the People's National Movement (PNM) and Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) won an equal number seats, despite the PNM winning the popular vote, resulting in a constitutional crisis with both political parties and Prime Minister Keith Rowley seeking Senior counsel advice on the way forward,[4][5] this election was the first time after 20 years in power that the PNM lost its absolute majority.[6][7][8] This election also marked the first time a female political leader was elected to the Assembly and the first time a woman led a major political party or a political party with representation in the Assembly, following the 2020 Tobago Council of the People's National Movement leadership election where Health Secretary, councillor and former Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador to Costa Rica and former Deputy Chief Secretary of Tobago Tracy Davidson-Celestine made history by being elected as the PNM's first female political leader at the regional or national level and one of the first bilingual political leaders in the country's history. If Davidson-Celestine and the PNM were to be elected with a majority to their sixth consecutive term in office, she would have made history, becoming the first female Chief Secretary of Tobago. The election was held alongside local by-elections in Trinidad in which the PNM and UNC retained two districts and the PNM losing one to the UNC.[9][10][11][12]

2021 Tobago House of Assembly election

 2017 25 January 2021

All 12 seats in the Tobago House of Assembly
7 seats needed for a majority
Turnout52%[1] ( 2 pp)
  First party Second party
 
PDP
Leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine Farley Augustine[lower-alpha 1]
Party PNM PDP
Leader since 27 January 2020 24 November 2019[lower-alpha 2]
Leader's seat Ran in Lambeau/Signal Hill (won)[2] Parlatuvier/ L’Anse Fourmi/Speyside
Last election 10 seats, 54.68% 2 seats, 30.96%
Seats won
6 / 12
6 / 12
Popular vote
50.4%
48.5%
Swing 4.32 pp 17.5 pp

Current map of the 12 electoral districts of Tobago, used to elect members to the House of Assembly

Chief Secretary before election

Ancil Dennis
PNM

After elections

Ancil Dennis (caretaker government)
PNM