List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago

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Speaker of the House of Representatives
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Incumbent
Bridgid Annisette-George

since 23 September 2015
StyleThe Honourable (formal)
Madam Speaker (informal)
AppointerMembers of the House of Representatives
Term lengthDuring the life of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago (five years maximum)
PrecursorWade Mark
Inaugural holderJohn L.H.V. Savary
Legislative Assembly (1950–1955)
Arnold Thomasos
Independent Parliament (1961–1981)
Formation20 October 1950
DeputyDeputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
SalaryTT$29,590 (per month) (Speaker)
TT$18,280 (per month) (Deputy Speaker)[1]
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List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago.

Below is a list of Speakers of the Legislative Assembly 1950–1961:

Name Term served Elected Legislative Council
John L.H.V. Savary 1950–1955 October 20, 1950 8th
Ashford Sinanan [2] 1955-1956 March 1955
Edgar Mortimer Duke 1956–1961 October 28, 1956 9th

Below is a list of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Trinidad and Tobago:

Name Term served Elected Independent Parliament
Arnold Thomasos 1961–1981 December 29, 1961 1st Independent Parliament
2nd Independent Parliament
3rd Independent Parliament
1st Republican Parliament
Matthew Ramcharan 1981–1986 November 27, 1981 2nd Republican Parliament
Nizam Mohammed 1986–1991 January 12, 1987 3rd Republican Parliament
Occah Seapaul 1992–1995 January 13, 1992 4th Republican Parliament
Hector McClean 1995–2000 November 27, 1995 [3] 5th Republican Parliament
Rupert Griffith 2001–2002 January 12, 2001 [4] 6th Republican Parliament
Barendra Sinanan 2002–2010 October 17, 2002 [5] 8th Republican Parliament
December 17, 2007 9th Republican Parliament
Wade Mark 2010–2015 June 18, 2010 10th Republican Parliament
Bridgid Annisette-George 2015–Present September 23, 2015 11th Republican Parliament

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ (PDF) https://www.finance.gov.tt/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Numbered-Draft-Estimates-Statutory-Boards-2019.pdf. Retrieved 7 January 2020. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ Speaker Savary proceeded on pre-retirement leave in March 1955 and died shortly afterwards. The Deputy Speaker Hon. A.S. Sinanan presided until the Legislative Council was dissolved on May 25, 1956
  3. ^ Speaker McClean left office on January 11, 2001
  4. ^ Speaker Griffith left office on April 5, 2002
  5. ^ Speaker Sinanan left office on December 16, 2007

Sources[edit]

  • [1] Official website of the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago