Coat of Arms of the Cook Islands

 

Members of the Parliament of the Cook Islands

The members of Parliament are elected by secret ballot on a “first-past the post” universal suffrage system. In 1980-81 the Constitution was amended by redefining the constituencies, thus increasing the number of members to 24. This was refined in 1991 where another constituency in Rarotonga was further divided into two to reflect a 25 member Parliament. The status quo remained until 2003 when the overseas constituency that was created under the 1980-81 Constitution Amendment, was abolished.

Cook Islands Members of Parliament (2010-2014)

Rarotonga (10)

MP

Constituency

Political Party

Mr George Angene

Tupapa-Maraerenga

CIP

Mr Kiriau Turepu

Matavera

CIP

Mr Ata Herman

Ngatangiia

CIP

Mr Robert Wigmore

Titikaveka

Demo

Hon Tom Marsters

Murienua

CIP

Hon Teariki Heather

Akaoa

CIP

Mr William Heather

Ruaau

Demo

Mrs Ngamau Munokoa

Nikao-Panama

Demo

Mr John Henry

Avatiu-Ruatonga-Atupa-Palmerston

CIP

Hon Mark Brown

Takuvaine-Tutakimoa-Teotue-Parekura

CIP

TOTAL

CIP

7

Demo

3

Southern Group (10)

MP

Constituency

Political Party

Mr Toa Isamaela

Aitutaki
Amuri-Ureia

CIP

Hon Teina Bishop

Aitutaki
Arutanga-Reureu-Nikaupara

CIP

Mr Mona Ioane

Aitutaki
Vaipeka-Vaipae-Tautu

CIP

Hon Nandi Glassie

Atiu
Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua

CIP

Mr Norman George

Atiu
Teenui-Mapumai

Independent

Mr Tangata Vavia

Mitiaro

Demo

Mr Tai Tura

Mauke

CIP

Mr Pukeiti Pukeiti

Mangaia
Tamarua

CIP

Mr Jim Marurai

Mangaia
Ivirua

Demo

Mr Winton Pickering

Mangaia
Oneroa

Demo

TOTAL

CIP

6

Demo

3

Independent

1

Northern Group (4)

MP

Constituency

Political Party

Hon Henry Puna

Manihiki

CIP

Mr Taunga Toka

Rakahanga

Demo

Mr Wilkie Rasmussen

Tongareva

Demo

Mr Tekii Lazaro

Pukapuka

CIP

TOTAL

CIP

2

Demo

2

 

CIP= Cook Islands Party
Demo= Democratic Party

Former Members of the Cook Islands Parliament