St Helena is governed within a democratic system where the people of St Helena elect members of the public to represent them in Legislative Council (LegCo).
There are 12 Councillors in LegCo representing the whole Island, who among themselves then elect five members to sit on Executive Council (ExCo) which advises the Governor in most areas of government policy.
To stand as a candidate for LegCo you must be over the age of 21 years and meet certain criteria (which can be viewed in the 2009 Constitution of St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha).
To vote in the Elections you must be aged 17 and over, registered on the Electoral Roll and also meet certain criteria (also found in the Constitution).
Standing Orders for Legislative Council Meetings
Three Ex official and non-elected members also sit on LegCo – the Chief Secretary, the Financial Secretary and the Attorney General.
Executive Council – Executive Council is the highest policy-making body on St Helena and consists of five Councillors from Legislative Council. They are Derek Thomas, Clint Beard, Lawson Henry, Russell Yon and Anthony Green.


There are five Council Committees –

Economic Development Committee

Education Committee

Environment & Natural Resources Committee

Public Health Committee

Social and Community Development Committee

There is also a further Committee for Public Accounts –

Public Accounts Committee

Meeting Reports

Highways Authority Committee Minutes

HA Minutes – 15.08.19

HA Minutes 18.07.19

HA Minutes 20.06.19

HA Minutes 16.05.19

HA Minutes 18.04.19

HA Minutes 21.03.19

HA Minutes 21.02.19 

HA Minutes 17.01.19

HA Minutes 13.12.18

HA Minutes 15.11.18

HA Minutes 18.10.18

HA Minutes 20.09.18

HA Minute 16.08.18

HA Minutes 19.07.18

HA Minutes 21.06.18

HA Minutes 17.05.18

HA Minutes 19.04.18

HA Minute 15.03.18

HA Minutes 15.02.18

Conference Reports 

Councillor Buckley’s Report of attendance at BIMR Conference in Guernsey (19-22 May 2019)

Report on EU – OCT Forum – Tahiti 2019

CPA Dhaka report – Councillor Kylie Hercules

Councillor Green’s Report on 16th OCT-EU Forum held in Brussels (19 – 23 Feb 2018)

Councillor Lawson Henry’s Report of Attendance to JMC OT EN and EU 2017

Councillor Ward Pearce’s Report on 65th Seminar on Parliamentary Practice and Procedures