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Senate of Jamaica

Parliament of Jamaica
Type Bicameral
Speaker Michael Peart, PNP
Since 17 January 2012
Deputy Speaker Lloyd B. Smith, PNP
Since 17 January 2012
Seats 83
Senate Political groups
House of Representatives Political groups
Senate Last election 29 December 2011
Meeting place
Gordon House, Kingston, Jamaica
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The Parliament of Jamaica is the legislative branch of the government of Jamaica. It is a bicameral body, composed of an appointed Senate and an elected House of Representatives.

The Senate (upper house) – the direct successor of a pre-Independence body known as the "Legislative Council" – comprises 21 senators appointed by the governor-general: thirteen on the advice of the Prime Minister and seven on the advice of the Leader of the Opposition.

The House of Representatives, the lower house, is made up of 63 (previously 60) Members of Parliament, elected to five-year terms on a first-past-the-post basis in single-seat constituencies.

The Parliament meets in Gordon House at 81 Duke Street, Kingston.[1] It was built in 1960 and named in memory of Jamaican patriot George William Gordon.[2]

House of Representatives

The House of Representatives is the lower house. It is the group of elected members of parliament.

People's National Party members

  • The Most Hon. Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller, St. Andrew South Western
  • Hon. Noel Arscott, Clarendon South Western
  • Hon. Luther Buchanan, Westmoreland Eastern
  • Hon. Peter Bunting, Manchester Central
  • Hon. Roger Clarke, Westmoreland Central
  • Hon. Dr. Omar Davies, St. Andrew Southern
  • Hon. Colin Fagan, St. Catherine South Eastern
  • Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, St. Thomas Eastern
  • Hon. Dr. Morais Guy, St. Mary Central
  • Hon. Lisa Hanna, St. Ann South Eastern
  • Hon. Patrick Atkinson Trelawny Northern
  • Hon. Ian Hayles, Hanover Western
  • Ms. Denise Daley, St. Catherine Eastern
  • Hon. Julian Robinson, St. Andrew South Eastern
  • Hon. George Hylton, St. Andrew Western
  • Mr. Fitz Jackson, St. Catherine Southern
  • Hon. Derrick Kellier, St. James Southern
  • Hon. Dr. Wykeham McNeill, Westmoreland Western
  • Hon. Natalie Neita-Headley, St. Catherine North Central
  • Hon. Phillip Paulwell, Kingston East and Port Royal
  • Mr. Mikael Phillips, Manchester North Western
  • Hon. Michael Peart, Manchester Southern
  • Hon. Dr. Peter Phillips, St. Andrew East Central
  • Hon. Robert Pickersgill, St. Catherine North Western
  • Dr. Lynvale Bloomfield, Portland Eastern
  • Mr. Raymond Pryce, St. Elizabeth North Eastern
  • Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, Kingston Central
  • Mr. Donald Keith Duncan, Hanover Eastern
  • Hon. Arnoldo Brown, St. Catherine East Central
  • Mr. Loyd B. Smith, St. James Central
  • Mr. Paul Buchanan, St. Andrew West Rural
  • Hon. Sharon Ffolkes-Abraham, St. James West Central
  • Mr. Hugh Buchanan, St. Elizabeth South Western
  • Mr. Richard Azan, Clarendon North Western
  • Mr. Joylan Silvera, St. Mary Western
  • Hon. Damion Crawford, St. Andrew East Rural
  • Hon. Horace Dalley, Clarendon Northern
  • Mr. Mr. Andre Hylton
  • Dr. Dayton Campbell, St. Ann North Western
  • Dr. Winston Green, St. Mary South Eastern
  • Mr. Kevin Walford, St. Ann South Western
  • Mr. Richard Parchment, St. Elizabeth South Eastern

Jamaica Labour Party members

  • Mr. Andrew Holness, St. Andrew West Central
  • Mr. Delroy Chuck, St. Andrew North Eastern
  • Mr. Desmond McKenzie, Kingston Western
  • Mr. Derrick Smith, St. Andrew North Western
  • Dr. Kenneth Baugh, St. Catherine West Central
  • Mr. Audley Shaw, Manchester North Eastern
  • Mr. Karl Samuda, St. Andrew North Central
  • Mr. Pearnel Charles Clarendon North Central
  • Dr. Horace Chang, St. James North Western
  • Ms. Olivia Grange, St. Catherine Central
  • Mr. James Robertson, St. Thomas Western
  • Mr. Rudyard Spencer, Clarendon South Eastern
  • Mr. Lester Michael Henry, Clarendon Central
  • Mr. Edmund Bartlett, St. James East Central
  • Mr. Clifford Everald Warmington, St. Catherine South Western
  • Mrs. Shahine Robinson, St. Ann North Eastern
  • Mr. William James Charles Hutchinson, St. Elizabeth North Western
  • Mr. Daryl Vaz, Portland Western
  • Mrs. Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, Trelawny South
  • Mr. Desmond Gregory Mair, St. Catherine North Eastern
  • Dr. Andrew Wheatley, St. Catherine South Central


The Senate is the upper house. This is the senate list of senators:

  1. Senator Floyd Morris - President
  2. Senator Angela Brown-Burke - Deputy President
  3. Senator the Hon. Arnold Joseph Nicholson, QC - Leader of Government Business
  4. Senator the Hon. Mark Golding
  5. Senator the Hon. Sandrea Falconer
  6. Senator Keith Desmond Knight, QC
  7. Senator Imani Duncan-Price
  8. Senator Lambert Brown
  9. Senator Norman Grant
  10. Senator Wensworth Skeffery
  11. Senator Noel Sloley
  12. Senator Navel Clarke
  13. Senator Sophia Fraser-Binns


  1. Senator the Hon. Arthur Williams - Leader of Opposition Business
  2. Senator Dr. Christopher Tufton
  3. Senator Robert Montague
  4. Senator Kavan Gayle
  5. Senator Thomas Tavares-Finson
  6. Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte
  7. Senator Kamina Johnson-Smith

Current composition

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See also


External links

  • Parliament of Jamaica

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