Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda

The Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda consists of the King of Antigua and Barbuda, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda
16th Parliament
House of Representatives
Seats34 members
17 senators
17 representatives
Diagram of the Antigua and Barbuda Senate
Senate political groups
  •   Government Senators (10)
  •   Opposition Senators (4)
  •   Independent Senators (3)
Diagram of the Antigua and Barbuda House of Representatives
House of Representatives political groups


18 January 2023
Meeting place
Saint John's

The Parliament as a whole is charged with certain responsibilities and is given special powers and privileges in order to effectively carry out its functions. Included among the latter are freedom of speech in Parliament, the authority to regulate its business by standing orders, as well as the freedom from civil or criminal proceedings for words spoken or written by Members before their respective House.

Parliament takes decisions relating to:

  • the opening of Parliament in recourse to a call before His Majesty or his representative (except for cases provided for in the Constitution) ;
  • the composition and powers of the local Council of Barbuda;
  • arrangements governing the local government of this constituency.

Parliament has two chambers. The House of Representatives has 19 members, 17 members elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies, 1 ex-officio member and 1 Speaker. The Senate has 17 appointed members.

The 16th Parliament of Antigua and Barbuda was sworn in on January 20, 2023.

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