Tuesday, November 12th 2013 - 12:06 UTC

Falkland Islands' legislators elect three MLAs to the Executive Council

The first formal meeting of the newly elected Legislative Assembly was held on Monday morning in Stanley and it was confirmed that last Friday, following the election result the newly elected members of the Legislative Assembly met to discuss and distribute portfolio responsibilities.

Mike Summers, Phyl Rendell and Dr. Elsby make up the new Executive Council

 At this morning’s meeting, MLA Mike Summers outlined how the portfolio responsibilities had been distributed, as was reported in a release from Gilbert House.

Also at the meeting, it was decided which Members would serve on Executive Council for the next year. MLA Mike Summers was elected as the Member for Stanley. MLA Phyl Rendell was selected as the member for Camp and Barry Elsby was chosen as the member from either the Stanley or Camp Constituencies.

It was also confirmed that MLA Roger Edwards and MLA Ian Hansen will represent the Islands at the Joint Ministerial Council in London later this month. MLA Edwards will go on to attend the Overseas Countries and Territories Conference of the European Union in Brussels in December.

Under the Falklands constitution the Executive Council, acts as the upper house of the Falklands government. While the Executive Council is presided over by a Governor appointed by the British Government and includes a small number of other members such as the Attorney General of the Falkland Islands, the three elected members of the Executive Council drawn from among the elected members of the Legislative Assembly are the only members to have voting rights.

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1 Think (#) Nov 12th, 2013 - 06:54 pm Report abuse
Two good ones out of three..........
Not bad......
2 Lord Ton (#) Nov 12th, 2013 - 11:10 pm Report abuse
You have issues with one then Think ??
3 Think (#) Nov 12th, 2013 - 11:33 pm Report abuse
I like the Long Islander though......
And the Doc is a decent chap.....
4 Benson (#) Nov 13th, 2013 - 09:04 am Report abuse
Long Islander?
5 Islander1 (#) Nov 13th, 2013 - 09:40 am Report abuse
Think - likewise puzzled by “Long Islander” - agree Doc is a decent chap- both the others are Islanders - but neither live at Long Island.
6 GALlamosa (#) Nov 13th, 2013 - 10:10 am Report abuse
I doubt any of them will lose much sleep over CFK's acolyte not liking them.
7 Think (#) Nov 13th, 2013 - 05:14 pm Report abuse
(4) Benson & (5) Islander1...

Comment (3) was ment as a little riddle for our resident Brummie copper; Mr. Lorton....

It thought it to be self-evident for Kelpers.... I was obviously wrong.....

“Long Island” is the original English pirates toponym for what we Spanish speakers have, since time inmemorial, called “Isla María”...
You English pirates have changed its name a couple of times...
I believe you call it Bleaker Island nowadays...
8 Benson (#) Nov 14th, 2013 - 09:18 am Report abuse
I grew up on Long Island farm so that's the one that is going to come to mind for me.
9 Think (#) Nov 14th, 2013 - 07:43 pm Report abuse
(8) Benson
Ur a Watson then :-?
10 Benson (#) Nov 15th, 2013 - 10:45 am Report abuse
11 Think (#) Nov 15th, 2013 - 03:26 pm Report abuse
(10) Mr. Watson
Well....... That certainly explains your insider information about her small cojinillo..... ;-)
12 GALlamosa (#) Nov 15th, 2013 - 07:28 pm Report abuse
I've spoken to Mike, he is delighted you don't like him, and says thanks for the additional cudos.

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