National Transformation Movement (NTM)
Mr. Lloyd Elcock
National Vision for Transformation (NVT)
Ms. Nalini Dial
New Agenda Party (NAP)
New National Vision (NNV)
Mr. Imam Yasin Abu Bakr
People's Liberation Movement (PLM)
Mr. Eric Hercules
People's National Movement (PNM)1
Dr. Keith Rowley
Proactive Democratic Alignment (PDA)12
Ms. Grace Wilkes
Republican Action Movement (RAM)2
Mr. Lennox Benjamin
The Alliance of Independents (AI)18
to be named soon
The Movement for Development and Democracy (MDD)10
Dr. Hughvon des Vignes
The Platform of Truth (TPT)8
Mr. Hochoy Charles
The Third Force Movement (TFM)20
Mr. Timothy Hamel-Smith
Tobago Forwards (TFS)16
Mr. Anslem Richards
Tobago Organisation of the People
Tobago United Force/Democratic Action Congress (TUF/DAC)6
Ashworth Jack (Steering Committee Chairperson)
Trinidad and Tobago National Congress Party (TTNCP)
United Free Movement (UFM)9
United National Congress (UNC)1,7,11
Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar
United National Congress Alliance (UNC Alliance)5
Youth, Organisations, Unification and Reformation (YOUR) Party Trinidad and Tobago (YPTT)19
Mr. Wahid Ogeer
1 - TnT political parties website is on the net, please see the "government" section on my tnt links page.
2 - political party only in Tobago.
3 - combination of C4TAP, NAR and DPTT
4 - breakaway faction from UNC
5 - combination of UNC,YEStt, NAR, DPTT and NDP
6 - new political party in Tobago (DAC & Ex-PNMS) - Steering Committee Chairperso, Ashworth Jack. Other members of the Steering Committee are Clyde Adams, Milan Spencer, Benedict Armstrong, Deborah Moore-Miggins, DAC leader Hochoy Charles and Dr Jeff Davidson.
7 - for 2010 election a coalition party formed - People's Party Coalition (UNC - United National Congress/COP - Congress of the People/TOP - Tobago Organisation of the People/NJAC - National Joint Action Committee/MSJ - Movement of Social Justice)
8 - A new Tobago Political Party formed by Hochoy Charles in the end of May 2011.
9 - A new TnT Political Party formed by ex-PNM Peter Taylor in February 2012.
10 - A new Tobago Political Party formed by pathologist Dr. Hughvon des Vignes in 2012.
11 - Movement of Social Justice (MSJ) resign from the People's Party Coalition (PP) as of Sunday June 17, 2012. Hence PP is now (UNC - United National Congress/COP - Congress of the People/TOP - Tobago Organisation of the People/NJAC - National Joint Action Committee)
12 - A new political party launch in July 2012.
13 - A new political party launch in October 2012.
14 - A new political party launch in March 2013.
15 - A new political party launch in July 2013.
16 - A new political party launch in May 2014.
17 - A new political party launch in July/August 2014.
18 - A new political party launch in March 2015.
19 - A new political party launch in May 2015.
20 - A new political party launch in June/July 2015.
21 - A new political party launch in October 2015.
note: National Team Unity (TUN); Tobago United Force/Democratic Action Congress (TUF/DAC); United National Congress Alliance (UNC Alliance) - no longer exist
41 electoral boundaries that make up
Trinidad & Tobago Parliament
|ArimaArouca/MaloneyBarataria/San JuanCaroni CentralCaroni EastChaguanas EastChaguanas WestCouva NorthCouva SouthCumuto/ManzanillaDíabadie/OíMearaDiego Martin CentralDiego Martin North/EastDiego Martin WestFyzabadLa BreaLa Horquetta/TalparoLaventille East/MorvantLaventille WestLopinot/Bon Air WestMayaro
||Moruga/Tableland (formerly Princes Town South/Tableland)NaparimaOropouche EastOropouche WestPoint FortinPointe-A-PierrePort-Of-Spain North/St Annís WestPort-Of-Spain SouthPrinces Town (formerly Princes Town North)San Fernando EastSan Fernando WestSipariaSt Annís EastSt AugustineSt JosephTabaquiteTobago EastTobago WestToco/Sangre GrandeTunapuna|
Government type - parliamentary democracy
Legislative branch - bicameral Parliament
House of Representative - 41 members (winner of each electoral boundaries by majority rule)
Senate consists of a 31-member body appointed by the president (16 on the advice of the prime minister; 6 on the opposition leader's; and 9 at his own discretion)
Maximum term in office for senate or house or representative is five years.
Tobago has a unicameral House of Assembly with 15 members serving four-year terms, 12 seats, which controls some of the island's domestic affairs.
Judicial branch: Court of Appeal, judges are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister; Supreme
Court, judges are appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister
The judicial system is composed of the Supreme Court and the District Courts. The Supreme Court of judicature consists of the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeals. The Chief Justice and 10 Puisne judges represent the High Court. The District Courts are composed of the Chief Magistrate, seven senior and 18 Stipendiary Magistrates. In these courts, the work of the Petty Civil Courts and Courts of Summary jurisdiction is conducted.
For 2007 elections the electoral boundaries has been increased from 36 to 41
For 2010 two electoral boundaries were rename Moruga/Tableland (formerly Princes Town South/Tableland) and Princes Town (formerly Princes Town North)
TnT parliament website is on the net, please see the "government" section on my tnt links page.