Government of Gibraltar
Gibraltar has been British since 1704. Under the Gibraltar Constitution Order of 2006, Gibraltar has full internal self-governance on all issues except foreign affairs, defence and certain internal security issues for which the United Kingdom is responsible.
The unicameral parliament is elected for a term of up to four years and consists of 17 elected members, and the Speaker. The cabinet of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar consists of 10 elected members.
Gibraltar’s head of state is the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II, who is represented by the Governor of Gibraltar.
Up to 15,000 EU workers, half of them Spanish, cross from Spain to ‘the Rock’ each day and are employed in a wide range of professional and service sectors. In recent years, Gibraltar has seen major structural change from a public to a private sector economy, but changes in government spending still have a major impact on the level of employment. The financial sector, tourism, gaming revenues, shipping services fees, and duties on consumer goods also generate Government revenue. The financial sector, tourism, shipping and e-gaming are the main economic sectors.
ADVISORY COUNCIL NOMINEE
Dominiqe Searle MBE MA
Gibraltar Representative to the United Kingdom (Chief Minister’s Special Representative)Government of Gibraltar