On Friday, January 13, 2017, Mrs. Laura Tucker-Longsworth, was sworn in as the new Speaker of The House of Representatives.
Longsworth is a highly esteemed career nurse, popular for her accomplishments as President of the Belize Cancer Society. She holds the distinction of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, recognized for her service as a career nurse.
Mrs. Longsworth succeeds Hon. Michael Peyrefitte who is now the current Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs.