2019 Trinidadian local elections

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Local elections in Trinidad and Tobago were held on 2 December 2019,[1] contesting 139 electoral districts across Trinidad's 14 municipal corporation electoral areas.[2][3][4]

Quick facts: All 14 Municipal Corporation Electoral Areas,...
2019 Trinidadian local elections
 2016 2 December 2019 2023 

All 14 Municipal Corporation Electoral Areas
Opinion polls
Turnout34.7% (Increase 0.2 pp)
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Leader Keith Rowley Kamla Persad-Bissesar
Leader since 26 May 2010 24 January 2010
Last election 83 councillors, 48.2%
8 municipal corporations
54 councillors, 49.9%
6 municipal corporations
Popular vote 161,962
Swing Decrease 4.76% Increase 4.48%
Municipal Corporations
7 / 14
7 / 14
Municipal Corporations +/– Decrease 1 Increase 1
72 / 139
67 / 139
Councillors +/– Decrease11 Increase13

Map showing the 2019 Trinidadian local election results of the 14 corporations.

With the exception of those areas that have had boundary changes, the seats up for election were last contested in the 2016 local elections.

Both parties won control of seven of the 14 corporations with the People's National Movement (PNM) losing their minority control status in the Sangre Grande regional corporation. The PNM won 72 of the 139 electoral districts, but lost the popular vote and 11 electoral districts: Sangre Grande North West in the Sangre Grande regional corporation, Lengua/Indian Walk in the Princes Town Regional Corporation, Siparia West/Fyzabad in the Siparia Regional Corporation, Cocal/Mafeking in the Mayaro–Rio Claro Regional Corporation, Enterprise South/Longdenville North in the Chaguanas Borough Corporation, Caura/Paradise/Tacarigua in the Tunapuna–Piarco Regional Corporation, Les Effort West/La Romaine, Marabella West and Marabella West/Vistabella in the San Fernando City Corporation while gaining two from the United National Congress, in the San Juan–Laventille Regional Corporation, San Juan East and Barataria. The UNC also won the newly created districts of El Socorro/Aranguez North and La Fortune/Debe North, in the San Juan–Laventille and Penal–Debe Regional Corporation.

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