Parliament is bicameral and is located in Port-of-Spain.
The House of Representatives has 36 members, who are elected by popular vote. The Senate has 31 members, who are appointed by leading government officials.
1976-1987 Ellis Emmanuel Clarke
1987-1997 Noor Mohammed Hassanali
1997-2003 Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson
2003 now George Maxwell Richards
1956-1981 Eric Williams
1981-1986 George Chambers
1986-1992 Arthur Napoleon Raymond Robinson
1992-1995 Patrick Manning
1995-2001 Basdeo Panday
2001-2010 Patrick Manning
2010 now Kamla Persad-Bissessar