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
|Founded||1 January 2009|
|Preceded by||Legislative Council of the Falkland Islands|
Keith Biles (Non-affiliated)
|Seats||11 (8 elected, 2 non-voting ex officio members, 1 speaker)|
Nonpartisan: 11 seats
|9 November 2017|
|4 November 2021|
|Stanley Town Hall, Stanley, Falkland Islands|
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.