Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands

The Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands is the unicameral legislature of the British Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands. The Legislative Assembly replaced the Legislative Council (which had existed since 1845) when the new Constitution of the Falklands came into force in 2009 and laid out the composition, powers and procedures of the islands' legislature.

Legislative Assembly of the
Falkland Islands
The Office of the Legislative Assembly (Gilbert House)
Type
Type
Term limits
4 years
History
Founded1 January 2009 (2009-01-01)
Preceded byLegislative Council of the Falkland Islands
Leadership
Keith Biles (Non-affiliated)
Structure
Seats11 (8 elected, 2 non-voting ex officio members, 1 speaker)
Political groups
  Nonpartisan: 11 seats
Elections
Block voting
Last election
9 November 2017
Next election
4 November 2021
Meeting place
Stanley Town Hall, Stanley, Falkland Islands
Website
http://www.fig.gov.fk/assembly/

The Legislative Assembly consists of eight elected members, two ex officio members (the Chief Executive and the Director of Finance), and the Speaker. Although they take part in proceedings, the ex officio members do not have the right to vote in the Legislative Assembly. The Commander British Forces and the Attorney General also have the right to take part in the proceedings of the Legislative Assembly, though again they may not vote.