Members of Parliament

The 18-member Cabinet, four State Ministers and Attorney General led by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (centre), was sworn in at King’s House on Monday, March 7, 2016.

The House of Representatives may consist of 63 members.

The Government in power can only exist if it has the support of the majority of the members of the House of Representatives.

The remaining members of the House make up the Opposition.

In practice, most Bills are initiated in the House of Representatives. The House of Representatives has control over the Government’s finances, meaning funds cannot be granted nor taxation levied without the approval of the House.

Also, Parliament must be dissolved and a general election held, if a majority of all the members of the House of Representatives supports a no-confidence motion against the Government.

Members of Parliament – Government

Members of Parliament – Opposition Members