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Legislature of Anguilla

Hon. Barbara Webster-Bourne, MLA, Speaker of the House of Assembly
CPA Anguilla Branch President
Anguilla House of Assembly
Lenox Proctor, Clerk of the House of Assembly
CPA Anguilla Branch Secretary
Anguilla House of Assembly

Joined the Commonwealth: 19 November 1926

CPA Branch formed: 1 January 1992

Unicameral/Bicameral: Unicameral – Anguilla House of Assembly (13)

Parliament/Legislature website: 

Number of Departmental/Ministry Oversight Committees: 1 (Public Accounts Committee)

Names of House Management (such as Privileges or Procedure) Committees: Administration Committee (pending approval)

Standing Orders: click here


Recent CPA Bilateral Programmatic Activities/News: 

Members from the Anguilla Branch participated in the CPA Fundamentals Programme for Parliamentarians on parliamentary practice and procedure and international good practices of parliamentary democracy in 2019 and 2020.

In February 2020, the Anguilla House of Assembly became the eleventh legislature to use the framework to conduct an Assessment. The overall objective of the exercise was for local stakeholders to measure the progress of their Legislature in achieving democratic and good governance standards by comparing their practices to the Benchmarks that have been developed and adopted by Commonwealth Parliamentarians and by extension the CPA.

See more about the CPA Benchmarks here.

The CPA Post-Election Seminar which ran from the 20-24 July 2020, provided a valuable opportunity to help shape the parliamentary careers of the newly elected and returning Members of the House to develop their skills and understanding of parliamentary democracy. The programme covered areas focusing on parliamentary practice and procedure, administration and financing of Parliament, public outreach and engagement, the role of select committees as well as key Commonwealth values and principles, such as the Latimer House Principles on the Separation of Powers.

Watch the opening ceremony here

The CPA Anguilla Branch has committed to undertaking a long-term Technical Assistance Programme (TAP), which commenced in July 2020, to fulfil the recommendations contained in the Benchmarks report.

In December 2020, the CPA Headquarters Secretariat welcomed two delegates, representing the CPA Anguilla Branch, at the first ever Virtual Commonwealth Youth Parliament where participants debated a number of issues including youth unemployment and COVID-19.


Key Facts

CPA Branch Formed
01 Jan 1992
Voting Age
First Parliament
01 Apr 1976
Seat of Parliament
The Valley